A 13-year-old Australian girl who took her own life penned a letter to her classmates detailing torment she suffered in school and a gang-rape carried out by bullies.
“My name is Cassidy Trevan, and I was raped. If anyone every [sic] tries this on you trust me it’s worth fighting! Fight! If you don’t you’ll regret it for the rest of your life like I do. You can do it. Be careful. Be warned. Be safe,” the teen wrote.
Cassidy’s mother, Linda, reportedly discovered the note in her late daughter’s laptop.
Cassidy died by suicide in December 2015. She said she was pushed to write the letter to warn other people at the Melbourne, Australia, high school because “if they could do it to me they do it to other kids like me.”
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According to Unilad, the teen was relentlessly bullied by girls at her school. From assault to cyberbullying, the 13-year-old withdrew from school in 2013. After undergoing a recovery program, her classmates apologized and invited her to a festival.
Cassidy’s mother claimed it was at that festival that her female classmates set her up to be gang raped by two older boys her daughter didn’t know. Linda said the girls “sat and waited” as Cassidy was assaulted.
Though the teen met with investigators on more than 20 occasions in a two-year period, the case was dropped due to lack of evidence, according to International Business Times UK.
Cassidy also revealed how she transferred schools and moved and was still harassed through social media.
Linda took to Facebook late last month to recount how her daughter experienced a slew of mental health issues, including panic attacks, insomnia, PTSD, and separation anxiety. She described her daughter’s tormentors as having “blood on your hands.”
Linda wrote, “I helplessly watched my precious child wither away before my eyes, mentally & physically, until she rarely got out of bed, until she could no longer take the pain and torment you caused her. What you did to her was a direct cause of her suicide on 12th December 2015.”
“But I’m also doing this for myself,” the teen wrote. “I want to finally after 1 and ½ years be left alone.”
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