A girl in Winter Haven, FL (between Tampa and Orlando) committed suicide. Her name was Rebecca Sedwick and she was bullied to death. Bullied so much and so badly that she climbed to her death on a water tower and jumped.
Her story can teach us a lot about bullying and suicide. Rebecca was first verbally bullied until it later became what is known as cyber bullying.
Sedwick moved schools. Everything was going really well for her in the new school. Then her classmates at her other school found her online. Authorities have said Rebecca was “terrorized” by as many as 15 girls who ganged up on her and picked on her for months through online message boards and texts.
We can learn when enough is enough. The girls bullied her everyday. Calling her every name you can think of.
“They say things like, ‘you should die, you should drink bleach and die,” said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.
Two girls, ages 12 and 14 were arrested. They were both charged with felony aggravated stalking, police have said. Judd said investigators made the arrests after the 14 year old made incriminating comments on social media.
Someone shouldn’t feel so bad that they start cutting themselves because they are being called every name in the book. Someone shouldn’t feel so worthless and sad about himself or herself.
We should learn to not bully each other and be judging each other. We don’t know what goes on at home. Each and every one of us has a story. Some are worst, happy, sad or bad. We should know words do hurt.