They found her unconscious on the floor of the girls’ locker room. She had taken an entire bottle of antidepressants. She was rushed to the hospital. Parents, students and neighbors rallied around her family. Neighbors prayed and kept a vigil.
People were outraged and demanded to know why the school had been so slow in responding to Lily’s allegations against Principal Moore. Why did it have to take a suicide attempt and other girls coming forward for the school board to finally act?
Principal Moore was fired, arrested and charged with sexual misconduct. Lily’s parents sued the school and won.