MENTOR, Ohio - The director of a documentary film about bullying at Mentor High School said she's received threats on twitter, YouTube and her personal email.
Director Alix Lambert told NewsChannel5 her film follows two Mentor families who have lost their teenagers to suicide after severe bullying at Mentor High.
"I think that teen suicide and bullying are big problems. I'm certainly not the only one to address it," Lambert said.
Since the film's trailer and articles about the documentary have hit the Internet, Lambert said students and Mentor citizens have threatened her physical safety.
"They tell me that I should hope they don't find me and stuff like that," Lambert said.
Jan and Bill Mohat are profiled in the film. In the documentary, they say their son Eric killed himself in 2007 because he was bullied by kids in his math class.
"We had no idea what was going on with our son really until his funeral service where one child after another came up to us and told us how severely Eric had been bullied," Bill Mohat said.
The entire documentary is expected to be finished in late fall. Alix Lambert said she'd like to return to Mentor once more to film.
"All I'm doing is allowing these families to tell their story."
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