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05-21-2010, 03:19 PM #1
Port St. Lucie girl who committed suicide indicated she was bullied at Fort Pierce sc
Police are investigating whether an 11-year-old girl’s suicide is the result of bullying at the school she attended,
05-21-2010, 04:07 PM #2Nichols said the girl’s parents found her about 11:30 p.m., hanging in her closet with a belt wrapped around her neck. The girl’s father lifted her up and her mother tore down the shelf.
Last night, I went to the middle school parent orientation for my oldest DS (he's 11) and he'll be in 6th grade next year (yikes!!). A parent asked about bullying, and from her question, it seemed that her son had been bullied in elem. school. The response was oh no, we don't have any bullying here, we're on top of it, cuz we hear about bullying from the students and parents and act immediately. Yeah, right.
IMO, reducing/eliminating bullying lies with the school and most importantly, with the parents of the bullies. I just don't have faith in my school district (even though we are one of the best in FL) in addressing the ever-growing bullying problem. If they're gonna deny it's a problem, how is the problem ever going to be fixed??
Done with the rant...
05-24-2010, 08:53 AM #3
Fort Pierce girl, 11, commits suicide
Reports: Fort Pierce girl, 11, commits suicide
7:36 a.m. EDT, May 24, 2010
An 11-year-old Fort Pierce girl reportedly committed suicide last week, WPTV-Ch. 5 reports.
The girl wrote in her diary that she was being bullied, the news station reports. She attended St. Anastasia Church and School in Fort Pierce. Grief counselors will be on hand at the school Monday.
Authorities are investigating whether the bullying led to the girl's reported death.
05-24-2010, 11:20 PM #4
Beautiful little girl. Her photo is at this link:
Her name was Celina Okwuone.
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05-25-2010, 01:30 PM #5
there is another photo of her here. it's her school's website.