10-year-old girl commits suicide after fight with bully was posted online
Ashawnty Davis was a lively funky girl who resorted to killing herself by hanging herself in a closet after a video was shared on social media of her fighting an alleged school bully.
She was a fifth-grade pupil of Sunrise Elementary school in Aurora, Colorado and had gotten into her first ever, and of course as it turned out – last, school fight the video recording of the fight was posted online.
She died on Wednesday after being taken off life support at a children’s hospital, two weeks after she was found hanging in a closet at home.
“It’s just devastating,” her father, Anthony Davis, told Fox31 “She was just a child of joy and she brought joy to everyone.”
Her mother, Latoshia Harris, claimed the girl had been bullying her, “I saw my daughter was scared,” she said.
“My daughter came home two weeks later and hanged herself in the closet,” Ms Harris said.
According to the Independent, her parents hope her story will help save the lives of other young people.
“We have to stop it and we have to stop it within our kids,” Mr Davis said.
“I want other parents to know that it’s happening,” Ms Harris added. “That was my baby and I love my baby and I just want mothers to listen.”