The bullying has got to stop!
Via NYPost reports:
A 12-year-old Queens girl hanged herself in her family home yesterday after being relentlessly cyberbullied by her middle-school classmates, sources told The Post.
Gabrielle Molina was found hanging by a belt from a ceiling fan at about 2:15 p.m. on 220th Street in Queens Village, cops said.
The troubled tween left behind a heartbreaking note that recounted the torture she endured at the hands of bullies at IS 109.
She also apologized to her family and tried to explain the reasons behind her decision.
Her devastated mom, Glenda Molina, told police her daughter was depressed over constant online harassment from classmates.
“She’s very quiet, very friendly,” said her heartbroken aunt, Irma Molina, who saw her niece’s body. “She wanted to dance and sing. She’s so young. I don’t understand.”
The aunt said Gabrielle’s sister, Georgia, 15, broke into a locked bedroom to reach her sibling when she didn’t answer the door.
Gabrielle lived with her parents, sister and older brother, Geonel.
Her mom works as a nurse’s aide, while her father, George, is employed at a recycling plant.
“They’re just a wonderful family,” said a neighbor. “The girls were very sweet. They would always say hello. It’s just so sad. I don’t know how they are going to get by.”
Another neighbor said she was shocked that the little girl who frolicked with her sister chose to end her life.
Cyberbullying is on the rise across the country.
Staten Island teen Amanda Cummings threw herself in front of a bus last year after being incessantly bullied by a clique of cruel classmates at New Dorp HS.
Her friends and family said she spiraled into a deep depression because she couldn’t escape the abuse, which focused on everything from her looks to her failures with boyfriends.
The National Crime Prevention Council says 43 percent of teens are subject to cyberbullying.
Does it seem like there are more teen and tween suicides these days or is it just more reported?
Regardless, kids have got to gain more compassion. It’s so sad that these senseless suicides continue to happen
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