An assistant principal at Carson Elementary School in Cincinnati found Gabriel unconscious inside the boys' bathroom on January 24.
Taye's cause of death had originally been ruled suicide after he hanged himself at home on January 26.
CCTV footage captured near the school toilets shows a child throwing Gabriel against a wall and knocking him out. It has said the video has been 'mischaracterized.' A Cincinnati schools spokeswoman says the video might be released Friday. The school district said it will release the footage after they're able to ensure the privacy of any students featured in the video. Other students stepped over the boy while others poked him with their feet as he lay unconscious for 7 minutes before an assistant principal and then a school nurse came to his aid, Leader said. Then for nearly five minutes, other students stepped over, pointed, mocked, nudged and kicked Taye as he lay still. The coroner for Hamilton County has stated that she will be re-opening her investigation into young Gabriel's death. Sammarco stated that it was extremely hard for her to believe that an 8-year-old child would even understand what suicide is none the less commit it.
A request for comment from Cincinnati police on the video's content was not immediately returned on Thursday.
District officials and attorneys for Gabriel's mother have disputed what the mother was told the day Gabriel was knocked unconscious.
When Gabriel's mother picked him up from school, administrators didn't tell her about the incident, attorney Jennifer Branch told the Enquirer. They said Reynolds decided herself to pick him up from school and that she didn't take him to the hospital until her sister, who was babysitting while Reynolds was at work, called to say Gabriel had vomited and was complaining of stomach pains.
Reportedly, Gabriel had no issues with mental health problems and he was often described as a happy child.
"On the eve of Mother's Day, it is unfortunate that CPS chose to blame Gabe's mother for not taking him to the hospital after he was injured at school", Branch said.
"He really didn't have any recollection of what had happened", Branch said, adding that the family wants accountability.
A school nurse determined the boy's vital signs were normal, the spokesperson said.
And then Gabriel walks in, a boy described by his family's lawyer as an enthusiastic, well-dressed third grader who loved wearing neckties to school. She said he was a "very loving little boy who always had a smile on his face". "She's devastated that her son's second-to-last day was so painful for him and that she didn't know and that she couldn't protect him". In 2016, a DE girl died after a fight in her high school restroom.
"They won't do anything about it", Jericka Emery said.
"He went to school and we have no idea what happened", Branch said. Once at the hospital a doctor diagnosed Gabriel with a stomach virus and sent him home with his mother, reports the Chicago Tribune. She no longer lets her daughter ride the bus.
An 8-year-old student in OH killed himself earlier this year, two days after he was allegedly bullied at school.
An Ohio coroner has reopened an investigation into the death of an 8-year-old boy to examine security-camera video from the boy's school that shows him getting pulled head first into a restroom wall two days before he died by suicide.