Bullying continues after teen girl hangs herself

Parents protested outside the middle school Monday, carrying signs that encouraged community support for Rosalie, according to KCAL-TV in Los Angeles.

The parents of a 13-year-old girl who hung herself after being bullied at school are now being cyberbullied (WARNING: Offensive image below).

Her parents, Charlene and Freddie, say she was picked on at school. In it, she named those who were mean to her. "As a mom, I'm still asking myself, like, 'What went wrong?' I don't know".

"'They told me I was ugly today, '" he said, reading from it.

"I'm here today angry because my daughter is no longer with me and angry because of these bullies continuing to bully", Mr Avila told Fox 11 News.

Mesa View Middle School in Yucaipa, California, mourned the death of eighth grader Rosalie Avila with a candlelight vigil last week, where hundreds of Avila's peers, teachers and loved ones attended. One of the notes stated, "Sorry, Mom and Dad".

'I go, "You have braces, honey, don't worry".

Rosalie Avila took her own life after years of bullying.

Her parents received a message on social media that showed a photo of Rosalie captioned, "Hey mom". That includes an image of Rosalie telling her mom not to tuck her into a bed - but rather into an open grave. Below that was the text "Tuck me in THIS" next to a picture of a person gesturing to a freshly dug grave. "You're a very heartless person, and you have no compassion", Avila said, addressing whoever was behind the message.

After Rosalie died, her parents found her diary, which chronicled her thoughts and the times she was bullied at school.

"I did everything I'm supposed to do as a father, and these people did not respond, because those bullies are still at the school", said Freddie.

- A Riverside County family is in mourning after their 13-year-old daughter hanged herself following what they say was years of bullying.

Avila spoke to NBC News by phone from the hospital, where Rosalie - who was declared brain-dead last Friday - is still being kept on life support until Monday evening so her organs can be donated.

Her family is now raising money for her funeral expenses with GoFundMe.

Rosalie's aunt has accused officials at Mesa View Middle School of being aware of the ongoing bullying.

"It breaks my heart to see my daughter fall apart when she comes home", said Ellis. "We had her in counseling, but I really feel like social media is such a big thing on kids", Charlene added. "She was a attractive person inside and out. She was a great artist, very lovable (and) loving". "She's very smart and always had good grades", the page read. She was daddy's girl and mommy's princess. Her dream was to become a lawyer so she could make the world a better place. "The world lost a treasure".

If you are considering self-harm, or just need someone to talk to, The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 is free and confidential.

Vanessa Coleman

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