The family of Tyler Clementi, a freshman Rutgers University gay student who was bullied to death, may sue the school, the AP reported.

Eighteen-year-old Clementi jumped off the George Washington Bridge to his death in September after learning that his roommate had secretly streamed live video of him having sex with another man onto the Internet. Dharun Ravi and another freshman, Molly Wei, claim they are innocent of charges that they invaded Clementi's privacy. Both students have since withdrawn from Rutgers.

Clementi's parents claim the school failed to protect their son.

Rutgers “failed to implement or enforce policies that would have prevented or deterred such acts,” Stephen DeFeo, a lawyer representing the Clementi family, said. On Friday, DeFeo filed a notice to sue, the first step in filing a lawsuit.

E.J. Miranda, a spokeswoman for Rutgers, denied the school was responsible for Clementi's death.

“We at the university share the family's sense of loss of their son, who was a member of our community,” she said in a statement. “We also recognize that a grieving family may question whether someone or some institution could somehow have responsibility for their son's death. While the university understands this reaction, the university is not responsible for Tyler Clementi's suicide.”

Ravi allegedly twice tweeted to followers that he was streaming his roommate's sexual encounters.

“Roommate asked for the room till midnight. I went to Molly's room and turned on my webcam. I saw him making out with a dude. Yay.”

A second tweet two days later: “Anyone with iChat, I dare you to video chat me between the hours of 9:30 and 12. Yes it's happening again.”

A day after the messages, Clementi, a gifted violinist, wrote on his Facebook page, “Jumping off the gw bridge sorry.”