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13-Year-Old Dies In Bridge-Jumping Suicide After Being Shamed On Social Media

Parents might have thought that shaming their children on social media was an effective discipline technique, but it’s not, and it might just cost them their child’s life…

Via Jezebel

Isabel Laxamana, a 13-year-old girl in Tacoma, Washington died by suicide after jumping off a highway overpass on Friday, May 29. Days before, Laxamana’s father Jeff had reportedly punished her for an unspecified transgression by cutting off her hair and uploading a video to YouTube. There’s now a controversy brewing online and among the girl’s friends and family over whether the video caused her death.

Tacoma’s News Tribune reports that the girl, who they don’t identify by name, exited a car and jumped off a bridge onto Interstate 5. She was taken to a Seattle hospital, where she died on Saturday. Friends of the Laxamana family are now raising money for funeral costs on a GoFundMe site.

The original 15-second video that is supposedly of Izabel, filmed by her father, has been removed. But one of Laxamana’s friends shared it by taping the original on his phone

Before some of you insensitive azzholes scream: “She overreacted!” check out one of Isabel’s Google Plus post’s from last year:

I feel hated most of the time im in school i feel looked down on and i get judged alot…. But what keeps me going is people like kian who have gone through the same thing as me… In a school with so many people its weird to say “i feel alone” but the truth is that you really do feel alone. So thanks for everything kian….

Now, let us ask you, sir. Was it worth it?

Image via Jezebel



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