10-year-old girl hangs herself after fight with bully was shared online
Ashawnty, a fifth-grade pupil of Sunrise Elementary school in Aurora, Colorado had got into her first ever school fight which turned out to also be her last and the video recording of the fight was posted online.
She died 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 Denver. “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,” Ms Harris said.
Footage of the fight was then uploaded and shared on the app Musical.ly.
“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.”