New York Bullying Victim Kills Herself

Staten Island teen walks in front of bus
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 3, 2012 5:31 PM CST
Staten Island Bullying Victim Amanda Cummings Commits Suicide
Amanda Cummings is shown in this family photo.   (Family handout photo)

A Staten Island 15-year-old whose family said she got bullied at school has died after walking in front of a bus holding a suicide note, reports the Daily News. Classmates had taken the belongings of Amanda Cummings and even made mean comments on her Facebook page after the incident, her uncle said. "I’m not going to tolerate this. I’m gonna go full force," said Keith Cummings. "Kids can't do this to each other."

Amanda was a "beautiful, healthy, happy, normal young girl," said a cousin, but when it came to troubles at school, "she was pretty quiet about it." She was friends with an 18-year-old boy, which apparently made girls in her grade jealous. "She didn’t phrase it so much to the family but made little comments here and there ... in journals, online or through her Facebook page," said Brandy Henderson, adding that the family had been "trying to deal with" the issue. “I don’t feel anything towards (the bullies) except sadness that it had to lead to something like this." (Read more New York City stories.)

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