A fifteen year old girl has reportedly taken her own life in Pennsylvania. The child reportedly hung herself after being harassed and constantly teased by bullies.
The family of the child, Sadie Riggs, wrote a heart-wrenching statement about its daughter that left the world in the worst possible manner. The girl belonged to Bedford, Pennsylvania.
There is no denying that bullying is taking a very serious note across the US. Many kids are forced to take the extreme step in the eye of constant bullying and teasing. There is no denying that bullying has become a menace across the US. Researchers at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development found that 30 percent of sixth- through 10th-graders are involved in bullying at school. The frequency of bullying was found to be higher among sixth- to eighth-graders compared to ninth- and 10th-graders, and was more prominent among boys compared to girls. The study, led by Dr. Tonja Nansel, analyzed surveys of almost 16,000 students throughout the United States and its findings appeared in the American Medical Association.
A woman, after reading this heartfelt obituary wrote on Facebook “Didn’t know Sadie, but after reading her obituary I have tears in my eyes. Her life mattered. We must cause change! We must treat others with kindness. We must teach our children that our words matter. This philosophy is so simple, yet as a society we are obviously failing.”
Her family, in the statement said, “Sadie had a tough life and until a recent incident at school she handled everything life served her. For a young lady so excited about going to the High School things sure went terribly wrong for her…For the bullies involved, please know you were effective in making her feel worthless. That is all between you and God now, but please know that it is not to late to change your ways.
The statement went on to add, “Sadie’s death has taken us to dark places, we will stick together and protect one another as we try to make sense of this tragic loss…To all the bullies out there, I just want you to know that as much as we despise your actions never, ever do we wish for you to feel the paralyzing pain that engulfs our bodies, a pain so severe that it makes the simple act of breathing difficult or the guilt that leaves us wondering what we could have done differently-or that struggle to remember the last words we spoke…Our hearts are beyond broken…Sadie, it was a privilege to have you in our lives and we will always love you. May you find peace in the arms of God and may we all be kind to one another”.