Colorado: A ten-year-old minor girl committed suicide over a video fight with an alleged bully that went viral on social media.
Grieve has stuck parents of Ashawnty Davis, a fifth-grade student who reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself in her closet after her first ever fight with an alleged bully was shared on an app called Musical.ly.
According to the parents, Ashawnty was a happy cheerful girl but everything changed when she got into a fight after school adding that it was her first fight and a student recorded and posted it on the social app reported Fox31.
Ashawnty’s mother, Latoshia Harris, speaking of the video, said, her daughter had been confronting the girl who had been bullying her for quite some time now, while other students watched and that “I saw my daughter was scared.”
Her father Anthony Davis 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,” said Harris.
The video is difficult to see. But Ashawnty’s parents are sharing it to help other parents.
Ashawnty was since then kept on life support for almost two weeks before passing away on Wednesday said the parents. They said they would keep sharing the fight video with other parents in order to enlighten them about the aftermath of bullying which could be avoided.
They said she was the victim of “bullycide,” and that, “We have to stop it, and we have to stop it within our kids.”
Her mother said, “I want other parents to know it’s happening,” and, “That was my baby, and I love my baby, and I just want mothers to listen.”
The school has issued a statement regarding the incident which read as:
“This is a heartbreaking loss for the school community. Mental health supports will be made available for any students who need help processing the loss.
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 safety and well-being of students is our highest priority and we strive every today to ensure schools are safe, welcoming and supportive places that support learning.
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.
It should also be noted that the video did not take place during school hours.”