“A Thorough, Independent Review”: Parents Who Lost Son To Suicide Say Report Omitted Key Information

Mar 4, 2018 by

Two months after her son committed suicide, Teresa Tronerud was handed a review detailing how his school, Marianapolis Preparatory School in Thompson, had handled reports he was being bullied. She leafed through the 28-page document, written by a Hartford attorney hired by the school as a third-party investigator, her disbelief mounting as she neared its conclusion.

The review found Marianapolis had done “an exceptional job at preventing and responding to bullying,” and took the proper steps and alerted the proper people after Tronerud’s son, Connor, reported being bullied in November 2016.

But missing from the review, Tronerud said in an interview, was “a very, very important, probably the most important, piece of information:” A record of a crisis intervention involving her son, administered in 2017 at a Marianapolis-run summer camp.

Its absence reinforces her feeling that the school, which has for years been intertwined with the Tronerud family, is trying to shuttle Connor’s death out the door.

“When I brought up the discrepancies,” she said, “I was told, ‘The investigation is independent; it’s been completed; it’s time to move on.’ And I said, ‘Move on?’

Source: “A Thorough, Independent Review”: Parents Who Lost Son To Suicide Say Report Omitted Key Information – Hartford Courant

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