Teen Bullied for Sleeping with Football Players Jumps in Front of a Train

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Tragedies like this one occur all too often and are always sad to see when they take place.  A teen girl in Staten Island was a victim of intense bullying and felt that suicide was the only way to escape her pain and humiliation.  So, the girl jumped in front of a moving train, killing herself in the process.

The girl, 15-year old Felicia Garcia, was being humiliated by classmate after sleeping with four football players.  Two of her friends told everyone else, and she also found out that the incidents had been recorded.

“Kids are saying she had s*x with some guys from the football team at a party after the game,” said one of her friends. “Later on they wouldn’t leave her alone about it. They just kept bullying her and bullying her.”

The girl committed suicide at the Tottenville train station.  She even tweeted about the suicide before it took place, stating that she just can’t take it anymore.

“I cant, im done, I give up,” she tweeted Monday.

School officials set up a mediation between one of the boys and a school counselor.  The boy said that he didn’t harass the girl.   The girl killed herself after running into one of the boys she’d slept with, and after exchanging words, she jumped in front of the train.   The incident occurred in front of her fellow classmates, which added to the trauma of the situation.

“She was smiling though, like everything was going to be okay,” said Alissa Compitello, a classmate.

But the girl’s Instagram remarks indicated that she was all but happy.  She put an image of herself with her hands over her eyes, with the word “depressed” over the image.

“Just because someone is smiling doesn’t make them happy,” it said.

The girl’s life had been tragic even before the incident. She’d run away from home several times and had been reported missing a total of seven times.  This incident reminds all of us of the impact of bullying and how young people should be taught to respond when it takes place.