Ashawnty Davis, a fifth-grader at an elementary school in Colorado, attempted to hang herself after video of an alleged bullying incident was posted online. Davis passed away from the injuries after two weeks on life support and her parents are coming forward with details seeking justice and answers for the loss of their little one.
Local outlet KTRK-TV reports:
Parents say their 10-year-old daughter committed suicide over video of a fight with an alleged bully. Ashawnty Davis was only in fifth grade.
At the end of October, she was involved in a fight at school. Her mother claims her daughter was confronting a bully.
They say it was her first fight and it was recorded by another student and posted on an app called Musical.ly.
The video is difficult to watch, but Ashawnty’s parents are sharing it to help other parents.
The Cherry Creek School District was made aware of the video in October and told KDVR, “We are looking into this matter and will take appropriate action to ensure the safety of all students involved.”
The family contends that the school district denied them an opportunity to address the matter with the parents of the children involved in the incident, with a spokesperson confirmed this week they have handed over the video to Aurora police.
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