An American teenager has killed herself after her friend filmed a video of her in the shower and Posted it on the Snapchat social networking site, her family said.
According to the deceased’s mother, Tovonna Holton stole a gun from her mother and shot herself in the family’s bathroom.
The 15-year-old was found dead just hours after the footage was uploaded to the media sharing site, in her family’s Florida home.
Ms Holton-Teamer told WFLA- TV: ‘I couldn’t get in the bathroom.
‘The bathroom light was off so I tried to get in and I looked down and I saw the puddle of blood. I tried to apply the pressure, the pressure to her head. I tried to save her.’
She then spoke about the last conversation she had with her daughter.
‘Tovonna would say, ‘Mommy, I owe them; I owe them.’ I said, ‘What do you mean you owe them?’ I couldn’t understand what was wrong.’
After her death, Tovonna’s aunt Angel Scott discovered that bullies had shared the naked images of Tovonna.
She went on to tell the news station: ‘Everybody was out there talking about her and calling her names and they said it went up on social media, Snapchat. I’d never heard of that before about three-something that afternoon.
‘I want [the bullies] to pay, to feel what we feeling, even if their child is convicted or in trouble, they can go visit their child.’
Source: [BBC NEWS]
By: Lincoln Kyle September (firstname.lastname@example.org)