Grounded Teenager Falls To Her Death Trying To Sneak Out Her Bedroom Window
A Pennsylvania teen apparently trying to escape out her window after being grounded, instead plunged eight stories to her death.
The 14-year-old was allegedly sent to her room after being disciplined by her foster parents Tuesday night. Upset about her punishment, she fashioned a makeshift rope and climbing out the window, NBC Philadelphia reports.
Tragically, the rope failed to hold.
The teen was identified as Jessica Bacon by Upper Merion Middle School principal Dr. Karen Geller.
Police said Bacon used shoelaces and electrical cords to create her rope, tying it to a heating unit in her bedroom. When she climbed out of her apartment window, the rope broke and the girl fell onto the roof of a garage below.
Bacon was taken to the hospital and died later that night.
The accident took place around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday night in the Marquis Apartment complex in King of Prussia, Pa.
Although it’s not their fault, we know this girl’s parents have to beside themselves that their daughter is dead behind something so unnecessary.
R.I.P. Jessica Bacon
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