A 12-year-old girl in Florida commits suicide over bullying…

Another cyberbullying-related suicide… another school system ignores the problem running rampant in their (cyber)halls…

September 12, 2013
Mother of 12-year-old girl found dead believes cyberbullying drove her to death
Rebecca Sedwick was bullied for months by school girls, long after transferring schools and filing a report with her former school district, her mother says. A cause of death has not been released but police say it ‘appears as though she had jumped from a structure.’
By Nina Golgowski, New York Daily News

Rebecca Ann Sedwick was found dead early Tuesday morning at an abandoned cement factory in Lakeland, Fla., after setting out for school Monday morning but never making it there.

The mother of a 12-year-old girl found dead early Tuesday believes bullying drove her daughter to take her own life after months of being told to “go die” by school girls who followed her online.

The body of Rebecca Sedwick was found at an abandoned cement factory in Lakeland, Fla. after the seventh grader set out for school Monday morning but never made it there, say police.

“It appears as though she had jumped from a structure that was on the property,” Polk County Public Information Officer Donna Wood told the Daily News Thursday.

Though there was “a lot of trauma to the body,” according to Wood, authorities are waiting an autopsy’s toxicology results before ruling the official cause of death.

If it was suicide, Rebecca’s mother says she already knows what drove her. [READ FULL STORY]


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