Bullying Leads To Attempted Suicide Of Boca Teen

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — We are not releasing names or any identifying information, but this is a significant story in Boca for parents, teachers and social workers who may believe that bullying is not a big deal.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office tells us that deputies responded to an area supermarket to find a teen girl vomiting. She told deputies that she had taken 15 unidentified pills because “she gets made fun of in school and wanted to end her life.”

One of the girl's parents told investigators that the teen had been cutting her wrists, as well.

A friend told police that the teen “regularly speaks about how she is unhappy and wants to kill herself.”

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) was notified.

There is a bullying hotline in Florida: 1-800-96-ABUSE. If you believe you are the victim of bullying, please call the police, tell a teacher, administrator or older friend. The Palm Beach County School District has several bully prevention/reporting programs — click here to learn more.

 

 

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