Saturday, August 13, 2016

Staten Island boy, Daniel Fitzpatrick , 13, hangs himself after months of bullying by classmates — wrote in letter that school ignored his pleas for help

This is really unbearably sad tragedy.  
NY Daily News reports before he took his own life, Daniel Fitzpatrick, taunted and bullied, wrote a final, heartbreaking letter lamenting that nearly no one tried to help him.

The 13-year-old Staten Island boy, mercilessly badgered over his weight, grades and his innocent heart, pleaded to his school for help.
But teacher after teacher at Holy Angels Catholic Academy — the principal, too — turned a deaf ear, refusing to intervene, he said in the letter that was never sent.

Finally, overwhelmed by the torment, Daniel hanged himself, his family said.
He was found dead late Thursday by his older sister in the attic of his family home, a belt wrapped around his neck.

“I gave up,” the teen scrawled on two sides of a single sheet of paper. “The teachers . . . they didn’t do anything,” he said, pouring his heart onto the page.

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I’ve said in the past that bullying is a product of bad parenting not teaching kids to treat each others with respect.  If we had better raised kids, bullying would be at a minimum.