Online torment of family continues after bullied 13-year-old commits suicide

CALIMESA, Calif. -- A California family says their daughter committed suicide after years of bullying and now they are being targeted online as well.

CBS Los Angeles reports Rosalie Avila, 13, was a 7th grader at Mesa View Middle School. Her father said that she was bullied for years but that the district and school didn't do enough to help her.

Avila's parents said that their daughter kept a journal detailing the abuse she went through at school.

“They told me I was ugly today,'” her father recalled reading. “They were making fun of me today about my teeth.”

Avila left a final note before taking her own life last week. “Sorry, Mom and Dad. I love you.’ And it said, ‘Sorry, Mom, you’re gonna find me like this,'” Freddie said struggling to get the painful words out.

And as if that pain was not enough, Rosalie’s parents said they are now being bullied as they mourn having to let their daughter go.

They received a message on social media with photos of Rosalie saying, “Hey mom Next time don’t tuck me in this,” with an image of a bed and below text reading  “Tuck me in THIS,” with Rosalie pointing to an open grave.

Addressing those responsible for the post, Charlene said, “For you to do that, I mean, you’re heartless. You’re a very heartless person, and you have no compassion.”

The parents told NBC News they had put their daughter in counseling after finding she had been cutting herself, but were not aware of how serious the bullying had been until her death.

The parents have turned Rosalie’s journal over to the police, and they want the school district to do something about the bullying, saying enough wasn’t done to prevent this tragedy.
 

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