Parents say bullying led United States teen to hang herself

Rosalie Avila’s parents said they received this on social media after her daughter tried to commit suicide

Freddie and Charlene Avila are grieving the death of their 13-year-old daughter, Rosalie Avila, after she committed suicide on November 28, KCBS reported.

The parents of a 13-year-old who committed suicide after years of bullying are now being bullied themselves.

Rosalie's mother, Charlene Avila, said it shouldn't just be up to the parents of victims to get their children therapy, and suggested those doing the bullying undergo counseling as well. She detailed in a journal how she was bullied and named those who were mean to her. Rosalie was a bright student with dreams of becoming a lawyer and a writer, her parents said. "The braces are going to come off, ' and she said, 'Yeah, but my teeth are straight and they're still making fun of me, '" Freddie told ABC 7.

"They were making fun of me today about my teeth".

Rosalie Avila, 13, was an eighth grader at Mesa View Middle School in Yucaipa, California.

"I'm sorry mum and dad, I love you", she wrote. I go, 'You have braces, honey, don't worry.

And the bullying didn't stop even after Rosalie's death: Charlene said she received a message from a boy related to one of Rosalie's bullies, who mocked the fact that she had to bury her daughter. One bully posted a video on social media of Rosalie sitting by herself at school as she was taunted, NBC News reported. It reads: 'Next time don't tuck me in this, tuck me in this.' She is pointing to the grave. The caption on that part of the picture reads, "Tuck me in THIS". "When you are being harassed and intimidated in school and in any form on social media, it's very hard to get away from that".

The family said Rosalie's death has not deterred her tormentors, who have now turned on to bullying them.

Her father, Freddie Avila, said that he and his wife were since contacted by a bully with a message of his own.

The Avila's told FOX11 they went to their daughter's middle school, Mesa View Middle School, regarding the bullying their daughter endured and felt not enough was done to prevent it. A GoFundMe page was set up to help the family of Rosalie with funeral and medical expenses.

► Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. "Now, I just have to think about what she could have done or what she could have become".

"My daughter is a victim of bullying", Charlene wrote on the page.

"She was a handsome person inside and out", her mother wrote on the GoFundMe page. "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", Freddie said. "She used to love going to school".

Freddie found his daughter hanging in her room.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 provides people in distress, or those around them, with 24-hour support.

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