VIDEO: Bullied 10 Year Old Kills Herself After Video Goes Public

A 10 year old hanged herself after a video was shared online.

Aurora, CO – A 10-year-old girl committed suicide after being bullied over a video of a fight that was posted to social media (video below).

Her parents told KDVR that their daughter, Ashawnty Davis, was a happy little girl until an after-school fight in October.

“My daughter came home two weeks later and hanged herself in the closet,” her mother, Latoshia Harris, said.

Somebody filmed the fight, which her parents said happened because their Sunrise Elementary School fifth grader decided to stand up for herself.

In the video, Ashawnty and another girl were fighting, while a group of kids watched, FOX News reported.

According to Ashawnty’s mother, her daughter confronted the other girl, who she claimed had been bullying her.

“I saw my daughter was scared,” Harris said.

But things got worse for Ashawnty after the fight.

“She was devastated when she found out that it had made it to Musical.ly,” Harris said.

Ashawnty got bullied even more after the video went public. Her parents said she couldn’t handle it, and hanged herself herself.

She spent two weeks on life support and died at Children’s Hospital Colorado two weeks later, KDVR reported.

Her father, Anthony Davis, said his daughter was a victim of “bullycide,” a term for when someone commits suicide because of bullying.

“We have to stop it and we have to stop it within our kids,” he said.

The Cherry Creek School District released the following statement:

“This is a heartbreaking loss for the school community. Mental health supports will be made available for any students who need help processing the loss.

We do not tolerate bullying of any kind in our schools and we have a comprehensive bullying prevention program in place at all of our schools. The safety and wellbeing of students is our highest priority and we strive every today to ensure schools are safe, welcoming and supportive places that support learning.

We were made aware of that video when a media outlet approached us with it. We took immediate action in response, turning the video over to police and addressing the matter with students.

It should also be noted that the video did not take place during school hours.”

You can see edited clips of the video in the broadcast below:

Comments
No. 1-12
Bernadette
Bernadette

It's important to not let the bullying continue too long, as the child gets demoralized. Take care of it ASAP. If not possible, switch schools!

Bernadette
Bernadette

We have to teach our children to let us know of all instances of bullying and let them know we will work to resolve it. Also, we should tell them that suicide is never the answer. When my child was being bullied in school, I confronted the girls and I held the teachers accountable. Afterwards, they left her alone when they saw I meant"business"!

JackMcGarey
JackMcGarey

This is why I gave my kid a knife to carry at school. I told him to shank them prison style.

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

@TDK- you're right that no parent should have to bury their child.

TammyS
TammyS

What all has broken down in society today that we are at this point... that a BABY is committing suicide?! I was a single-parent to 2 boys since my oldest was 9 mths old. I didn't have brothers, so what did I know about raising boys? I did teach them from a very young age to take up for themselves if anyone bullied them. We went through the proper channels... 1) Tell the teacher 2) Tell me at the same time 3) I talked to teacher/principal to make sure they know & will do something 4) If nothing is done & bully keeps on, both parents have a meeting w/the principal 5) If nothing done, then I'd taught them what to do to defend themselves & told them to use it as a last resort the next time bully bothers them. This would all happen pretty quickly, not stretched out over weeks or months. Both of my sons have good hearts & would even take up for other kids getting bullied. They are both grown men now & still take up for people. Today's parents need to go back to basics in teaching their children. Have conversations with your older parents or grandparents... Yes, it's your job to be the bad guy sometimes & say NO. Don't try to be their friend, you are the parent first & foremost. Don't let them think they are your equal while they are under the age of adulthood. These last 2 sentences seem to be the biggest problems of today's parents. You're supposed to be raising them to be independent by the time they're technically an adult (which EVERY 18-yr old will throw in your face when convenient!), not "raising" them until they're 30-40 yrs old! #my2cents

Stories