by Alexandria Willis | December 3, 2016 4:12 am
While this story is tragic, it is important that we talk about the dangers of bullying and hate. This young woman suffered a tragic fate. And the experiences that led her to that point are far too common. Too many young people experience this type of abuse everyday. And we have to help make it stop.
Brandy Vela was only eighteen years-old. But she was a victim of targeted bullying at school. That bullying bled into her daily and personal life. Unknown individuals used her personal cell phone number and a series of online apps to create a hellish world for this young girl. No matter where she went the hateful messages followed her.
That is, they followed her until she finally gave up on life. Brandy Vella killed herself in her home in Texas City on Tuesday afternoon by shooting herself in the chest in front of both of her parents as well as her grandparents.
The school she attended put out a statement explaining their role in the ordeal.
‘School was a safe environment for Brandy,’ Melissa Tortorici,Texas City Independent school District’s director of communications, said in a statement.
‘She had a lot of friends and was thought of warmly by her peers and teachers. She did bring it to the school’s attention before Thanksgiving break that she was getting harassing messages to her cellphone outside of school.’
Police had been involved prior to the suicide, but had never been able to trace the bullies back to the cause.
They could not pin down the bullies at the time and told Brandy to change her phone number instead.
‘Our deputy investigated it and the app that was being used to send the messages was untraceable. We encouraged her to change her phone number.”
Our hearts go out to Brandy’s family.
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