The parents of a 13-year-old California girl who reportedly took her own life say they’re now being harassed by their child’s bullies.
Speaking with KCBS, Charlene and Freddie Avila said that they are receiving harassing messages as they plan to take their daughter, Rosalie, off life support. Rosalie, who was reportedly bullied for two years, left a note behind apologizing to her parents for deciding to commit suicide.
“‘Sorry, Mom and Dad. I love you.’ And it said, ‘Sorry, Mom, you’re gonna find me like this,’” Freddie tearfully recalled.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, the heartbroken father revealed that he found his daughter hanging in her room on November 28. Her parents say their daughter was mercilessly teased by her peers for two years.
Though previous reports indicated that the teen was taken off of life support on December 1, KCBS wrote that she will be taken off of life support Monday evening and her organs will be donated.
Now, the family says they’re being harassed by the very people who caused their daughter to kill herself. One disturbing image depicts a photoshopped Rosalie near a bed and reads, “Hey mom. Next time don’t tuck me in this,” Below that, a caption instructs her mother to “Tuck me in THIS,” with Rosalie pointing to an open grave.
“For you to do that, I mean, you’re heartless,” Charlene said to the anonymous person behind the disturbing social media post.
“You’re a very heartless person, and you have no compassion.”
Rosalie’s aunt has accused officials at Mesa View Middle School of being aware of the ongoing bullying. The teen’s parents claimed they had their daughter in counseling and that she kept a journal where she documented the bullying she experienced and the names of her tormentors.
“No one can fathom the heartbreak and confusion that we are certain many of our students and their families are feeling right now, especially the families of those students that have been most closely struck by this event,” officials wrote in a statement.
Her parents reportedly turned over the journal to school officials, hoping to spare another family from losing their child to bullying.
“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,” Freddie commented.
“They’re still there, and my daughter’s gone.”
[Featured Image: Rosalie Avila/KNBC]