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Georgia mother sues school district after son dies on a class trip in Belize: ‘He was everything to me’

Adell Forbes(NEW YORK) — One mother from Georgia is taking legal action after her 14-year-old son died while on a class trip to Belize last year, and is warning other parents to “trust no one” when it comes to sending your children on international school trips.

Tomari Jackson, 14, was on a trip with his North Cobb High School Biology class last February in Belize when he died after drowning in a river during a chaperoned excursion.

For the past 14 months, Tomari’s mother, Adell Forbes, has been seeking an explanation as to what caused her son’s death.

“I dropped him off at the airport … hours later … I got a call that he was missing,” Forbes told ABC News. “Eventually, someone from the [U.S.] embassy said, ‘We recovered his body from 30 feet of water.'”

Forbes continued, “Out of all those people there, how could he have just disappeared into thin air?”

More than a year after her son’s death, Forbes received package in the mail that contained a video from a small camera her son had strapped to his head at the time that he died. The U.S. State Department had sent the package of Tomari’s belongings to her after receiving it …read more

Source:: ABC News Radio National News