- Jun 5, 2015
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ll-year-old died by suicide at N.J. school. Mom says her daughter was bullied.
The girl's mom says her daughter wrote a letter to school officials about the bullying she was enduring.
“An 11-year-old girl that officials say died by suicide at a Mount Holly middle school earlier this year was getting bullied and emailed school officials about it a week before her death, the girl’s mother said Saturday.
Mount Holly resident Elaina LoAlbo said her daughter Felicia LoAlbo-Melendez died two days after she was found unresponsive on Feb. 6 at her middle school.
Felicia —whose death came less than two weeks after her father, NJ Transit Detective Alexis Melendez, died from cancer— was getting bullied at the school, according to her mother.
A week before her death, Felicia emailed F. W. Holbein School administration and told them that she and her friends were being bullied and that the school was “breaking the laws” by not taking action, according to LoAlbo.
“She herself had written numerous emails to the administration detailing the events, yet no one was ever questioned,” LoAlbo said on Saturday after expressing concerns about the prosecutor’s office not investigating further into the bullying Felicia was experiencing.
“They have swept under the rug, the bullying that she and so many other kids in that school have encountered and now they’re doing the same with this investigation,” LoAlbo said.”