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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:27 AM

Parents Say 11-Year-Old Daughter Was Driven To Suicide Because Of Bullying

Parents Say 11-Year-Old Daughter Was Driven To Suicide Because Of Bullying

LONDON, Ohio - The parents of an elementary school student who took her own life want to help other parents avoid dealing with such loss.

David Petee said that his 11-year-old daughter, Hailey, took her own life on Sunday morning. He said that she just no longer could deal with the bullying she encountered.

“She was daddy’s little princess, who I’ll never get to hold again, never see another birthday,” David said. “I won’t get to see my little girl grow up.”

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Behind her beautiful smile, though, was a deep sadness and fear, her parents said.

Mother Melinda Groce said that her daughter, a fifth-grader at London Elementary School, was tormented by her peers before and after school.

“She would cry every day coming home from the bus stop, every day she was crying, she didn’t want to get on the bus,” Melinda said.

http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/01/27/london-parents-say-11-year-old-was-driven-to-suicide-because-of-bullying.html

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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:33 AM

1. Hopefully this will bring attention to the issue and it will start a movement to protect other

kids.

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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:44 AM

2. Unfortunately, school bus drivers have no control over what kids are doing on those buses....

....and we've seen story after story of violence, taunting, assaults, and bullying taking place on the only transportation some kids have to get to school.

Bus drivers need to be given more authority to control how kids behave on those buses, including the ability to report kids who take part in the acts described above and getting them removed from the school bus transportation system.

My daughter is 12 and because of a very similar case of bullying, we take her to school and pick her up after school whenever possible.


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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 08:07 AM

3. If I had ridden a school bus at her age

and I had known that suicide was an option, I might have done the same thing.

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