Bethany Thompson, an 11-year-old student from the Triad Middle School is a brain cancer survivor who shot herself after getting off the school bus. Her parents decided to break their silence as it was speculated that she committed suicide after being bullied.
The 11-year-old girl, Bethany Thompson, was a brain cancer survivor who made the headlines as she took her own life right after she went off the school bus. Wendy Feucht, Bethany's mother voiced out her grief as she stated that her daughter was constantly bullied on the day that she committed suicide, as reported by Scallywag & Vagabond.
It was mentioned that the 11-year-old told her best friend in school that she's already planning to take her own life, it was not, however, taken seriously. Her mother then added that Bethany felt hopeless as she felt that nobody can help her with her situation as she is constantly taunted for having an "uneven smile," which was caused by her brain tumor operation.
"I think that she was just done. She didn't feel like anybody could do anything to help her. People need to know that even the littlest things can break someone," Feucht told the reporters. "She told her friend she loved her and that she was her bestfriend forever, but that she was going to kill herself when she got home."
Bethany Thompson shot herself on the porch of their home in Ohio. It was not yet clear as to who own the gun that she used but authorities are already under investigation. It was being pointed out that the strongest factor as to why she took her life is because of the constant bullying that she faces in school.
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Bethany Thompson previously put up anti-bullying posters around Triad Middle School but was taken down as school administrators refused to put them up as they do not imply a positive connotation. The 11-year-old's suicide is not the first case in Triad Middle School as it was mentioned that her death was the second case in almost five years.
"I think this could've been prevented if the right measures were taken, but hindsight's 20/20," Russell Penhorwood, the father of the girl's best friend stated during an interview as reported in Dayton Daily News. "It's aggravating, this could've been anybody's kid. I even called the school a few times on it so they could do some checking in and they said they were supervising the situations," Penhorwood said.
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