Parents, please teach your children the importance of not bullying! It is something that needs to be instilled young so that they remember it throughout their life..
Just last week, a porn star killed herself after being viciously bullied for her refusal to make a video with a man she was to comfortable with.
After that, a video of a young boy went viral when his mother picked him up from school because he was scared to go to lunch to face the kids who bullied him. In the tearful video, he pleaded with people to change their hateful ways.
Now, a 10-year-old girl in Colorado was found dead after hanging herself in her closet. The reasoning? You guessed it: bullying.
Ashawnty Davis took her own life after a video of a fight with a bully was posted online.
Ashawnty Davis’ parents said the fifth-grader at Sunrise Elementary School in Aurora, Colo., wanted to grow up to be a WNBA star, but that dream was cut short when the little girl was involved in a fight last month.
Her father, Anthony Davis, said, “She got into her first ever fight. It was recorded by a student and sent to an app called Musical.ly.”
In the video, he said, Ashawnty and another girl are seen fighting while a group of kids watch.
Latoshia Harris, the girl’s mother, said the incident happened because her daughter confronted the other girl, who she claims had been bullying Ashawnty.
“I saw my daughter was scared,” her mother said, “She was devastated when she found out that it had made it to Musical.ly.”
“My daughter came home two weeks later and hanged herself in the closet,” Harris added.
The 10-year-old’s parents said the little girl endured even more bullying after the video surfaced online and it was just too much for her to handle.
Ashawnty spent nearly two weeks at Children’s Hospital Colorado on life support. She died Wednesday morning.
Davis said “It’s just devastating” that his baby girl had fallen victim to “bullycide.”
He added, “We have to stop it and we have to stop it within our kids.”
The Cherry Creek School District, of which Sunrise Elementary School is a part of, said Ashawnty’s death is “a heartbreaking loss” for the community.
“We do not tolerate bullying of any kind in our schools and we have a comprehensive bullying prevention program in place at all of our schools,” the district said in a statement to Fox 31 Denver. “We were made aware of that video when a media outlet approached us with it. We took immediate action in response, turning the video over to police and addressing the matter with students.”
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