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Their child was bullied to death, now they are the targets

Their child was bullied to death, now they are the targets

The family says they took their concerns to their daughter's middle school, but feel that not enough was done.

"My whole world just came crumbling down", said her mother, Charlene Avila. In tears he said, "and now I gotta just think about what she could have done or what she could have become". "Now it's just a memory".

Charlene said she couldn't understand how someone could be so mean to her.

"Now I know what my daughter was up against", she said. It was Avila's father who woke up to screaming in the middle of the night and found her hanging in her room. Sadly, the family says the bullying didn't stop with her suicide. "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 recalled.

"I'm here today angry because my daughter is no longer with me and angry because of these bullies continuing to bully", Mr Avila told Fox 11 News.

Father Freddie said he gave his daughter's journal to the police but added that the school hasn't done enough to prevent tragedies like these. Next time don't tuck me in this", with a photo of a bed, "Tuck me in THIS, " with an edited image of Rosalie's face pasted over someone pointing to an open grave. "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".

However, even after news of the teenager's suicide broke, students from her California middle school have reportedly continued their cruel taunts.

'No one can fathom the heartbreak and confusion that we are certain many of our students and families are feeling right now, ' the school said in a statement, according to NBC. "Crisis counselors and intervention teams will be available and supporting our students throughout the district in the upcoming days".

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The school's statement does not mention bullying, or punishment for Rosalie's alleged bullies.

A candlelight vigil was held on the campus on the night of December 1.

'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, ' Mr Avila said.

Now faced with the heartbreaking task of laying their daughter to rest, they are begging other parents to pay close attention to what their children are going through. The parents admitted Rosalie would get so upset by the taunting that she would cut herself.

The page had raised more than $27,000 by Monday. "It's not right to call them names, not right to make fun of what they are wearing".

"It's awful. Please stop the bullying".

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 provides people in distress, or those around them, with 24-hour support. You can also text their Crisis Text Line at 741-741.


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