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12-Year-Old Girl Hangs Self After Cyber Bullying

May 25, 2013

Gabriella Molina committed suicide after bullying

By Cynthia Herbert :: 1:06 PM

A 12-year-old Queens, NY, girl hung herself last week, after repeatedly being the target of in-school bullying and cyber bullying.

Gabrielle Molina, a seventh-grader at Queens’ Jean Nuzzi Intermediate School 109, was found in the bedroom she shared with her 15-year-old sister Georgia. Her body was discovered by Georgia and her grandparents.

Over the past several months, Gabrielle had been the target of taunts from her fellow classmates, including slurs such as “slut” and “whore.” New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Thursday that Gabrielle left a suicide note that referenced being bullied.

Earlier this year, Gabrielle had been in an altercation at school that was videotaped by another student and uploaded to YouTube.

“There was information in the suicide note concerning cyber bullying,” Kelly confirmed. As part of the investigation, two computers were removed from the Molina household. Investigators will search through the computers’ hard drives looking for evidence of the cyber bullying.

The school that Gabrielle attended has a poor record for handling student bullying issues. According to a NYC school progress report from 2012, 80% of students surveyed said there was bullying at the school.