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Suicide Note Confirms Gabrielle Molina, 12, Driven To Suicide By BullyingQueens, NY – Last week, 12-year-old Gabrielle Molina was found hanging in her room, dead from an apparent suicide. Now police have confirmed what others had been saying since the news broke – she killed herself because she was being bullied.

Molina’s body was discovered by her 15-year-old sister in their bedroom at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. As is usually the case when young people kill themselves, accusations of bullying were immediate. Friends and family say that Molina was the target of bullying both online and in person.

Her father George told the New York Post that his daughter was called a slut, whore and told she looked like she suffered from Down syndrome. There was even a video posted on Youtube called “Gabby’s Fight” that showed Molina in a fight with a former friend. Molina’s father said that these events, plus a recent breakup, pushed her over the edge.

“I was trying to comfort her because she was getting weak,” said her father. “I wanted to make her happy.” Her older sister said that while her parents knew of the bullying, even going to the school to complain about it, they did not know the full extent. She says Molina made her promise not to tell anyone.

Her fellow students have come forward to confirm Molina was being bullied at school and expressed desires to change schools. They said Molina she had started to self-harm herself and was even being picked on for that as well. Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott says that  an investigation showed no signs bullying at IS 109, where Molina was a seventh-grader, but that school got a “C” grade in 2012 for its safety environment.

Police interviewed other students at her school and have removed two computers from Molina’s home to see if she was a victim of online harassment. No charges have been filed at this time.

Molina also made an apology in her suicide note, telling her family she was sorry for taking her own life.

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  • Irena Jaroszewski

    Her father George told the New York Post that his daughter was her a slut…was her a slut? Please fix!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lauren.kerins Lauren Kerins

    These rotten little shit bullies need to go to jail. Let them have a taste of their own medicine.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lauren.kerins Lauren Kerins

    These rotten little shit bullies need to go to jail. Let them have a taste of their own medicine.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.gloss Alan Isntevenmyname Gloss

    If I had to write just a couple of the crappy ass stories that Morbid writes everyday, Desiree, I’d want to drink until I passed out. You’re lucky he digs through the muck and mire that we call society so that you can feel better about your sad little life. Go complain about grammar someplace else.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.gloss Alan Isntevenmyname Gloss

    If I had to write just a couple of the crappy ass stories that Morbid writes everyday, Desiree, I’d want to drink until I passed out. You’re lucky he digs through the muck and mire that we call society so that you can feel better about your sad little life. Go complain about grammar someplace else.

  • techsupp0rt

    And once again, the parents know, and yet they keep sending their child to the torture chamber.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Myinformationisnotforsale Adam Vinck

    Suicide is becoming a fashion trend with teenagers likebu eyeliner and tight jeans. You get called a fag or ugly a few times you go home and kill yourself suddenly your on national news. Kids need to learn to stand up for themselves not find ways to make themselves more of a victim then they already are.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Myinformationisnotforsale Adam Vinck

    Suicide is becoming a fashion trend with teenagers likebu eyeliner and tight jeans. You get called a fag or ugly a few times you go home and kill yourself suddenly your on national news. Kids need to learn to stand up for themselves not find ways to make themselves more of a victim then they already are.

  • Dragon Dong

    My ex was her a slut

  • newstarshipsmell

    What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger. Oh wait…

  • Zazen

    While I do agree it’s a good idea to get the kid out of the abusive environment, I have to disagree with your statement because of this:

    Her older sister said that while her parents knew of the bullying, even
    going to the school to complain about it, they did not know the full
    extent of it. She says Molina made her promise not to tell anyone.

    Had the parents understood the full scope of the bullying, they might have acted very differently.

  • Ray Marquez IV

    Yes I was very confused by that part! I read through it three times hoping it was a typo!

  • Mystique Fell

    When will the cretins responsible for bullying people to death be persecuted as they ought to be?

  • http://www.facebook.com/thedreamindemon The Dreamin’ Demon

    Lord knows I can write a shitty article, but aside from forgetting to replace one word in this article (making it sound like her father was calling his daughter a slut), I thought it read fine.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thedreamindemon The Dreamin’ Demon

    Lord knows I can write a shitty article, but aside from forgetting to replace one word in this article (making it sound like her father was calling his daughter a slut), I thought it read fine.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gerald.mccloskey Gerald M. McCloskey

    spot on Adam!

  • http://www.facebook.com/gerald.mccloskey Gerald M. McCloskey

    spot on Adam!

  • http://twitter.com/ladylycanthrope Amber Angeldust

    It’s sad that kids are killing themselves because their peers are stupid punks with sh*t for brains parents. You should teach your kids that bullying is wrong and how much it can hurt a person. There needs to be support groups in schools and communities in general for people who are being bullied so they can talk about their feelings and be comforted by others who are going through the same issues. There are things that can be done to prevent suicide and self harm.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thedreamindemon The Dreamin’ Demon

    I didn’t take offense as I am guilty of putting together some real crap.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thedreamindemon The Dreamin’ Demon

    I didn’t take offense as I am guilty of putting together some real crap.

  • kimbev69

    they also knew that at age 12 she was in a “relationship” having just gone thru a breakup..seriously wtf?

  • Disc0rdia

    And this is why I chose to homeschool my kid next year. When she started muttering about feeling worthless and stupid, and repeating what kids in her class do/say, and how the teachers brush it off, I said screw this. I refuse to willingly send my kid to have a demeaning day 5 times a week and watch her self esteem and personality go to shit. A parent can only do so much. When in a montessori private school, she was the most loving, selfless person, radiating positive vibes in everything she did and said, and loved learning. Once I stuck her in public school, it all disappeared. Rather than keep trying to get the school to stop proclaiming there is no bullying and actually do something about it, I will just remove her from that environment. You cant force someone to do something, but you can change how you chose to deal with it. After 2 years, I’m done.

  • http://twitter.com/crimefan Professor Plumb

    Suicide Note Confirms Gabrielle Molina, 12, Driven To Suicide By Bullying – http://t.co/m96qG3HzCY

  • http://twitter.com/crimefan Professor Plumb

    Suicide Note Confirms Gabrielle Molina, 12, Driven To Suicide By Bullying – http://t.co/m96qG3HzCY

  • Pyncky

    Kids bully out of fear and ignorance. Ignorance of the effect they are having and fear that if they don’t join in then they will become a target themselves.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kathystp Kathy Wiseman St Pierre

    I disagree. As a teen, I fantasized about my suicide so often because of bullying. It wasn’t for a fashion statement. In fact, that was the FURTHEST thought from my mind. I didn’t want to do it so that I could make “national news” or even local news. I just wanted it to end. The bullying AND my shitty feelings. I even tried a few times, obviously unsuccessfully. Standing up for yourself when you are dragged through the mud, literally and physically, is so much easier said than done when it’s just you against the bullies, watchers, laughers, instigators, teachers who see and do nothing, and the parents who either don’t care or can’t do anything to help.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kathystp Kathy Wiseman St Pierre

    I disagree. As a teen, I fantasized about my suicide so often because of bullying. It wasn’t for a fashion statement. In fact, that was the FURTHEST thought from my mind. I didn’t want to do it so that I could make “national news” or even local news. I just wanted it to end. The bullying AND my shitty feelings. I even tried a few times, obviously unsuccessfully. Standing up for yourself when you are dragged through the mud, literally and physically, is so much easier said than done when it’s just you against the bullies, watchers, laughers, instigators, teachers who see and do nothing, and the parents who either don’t care or can’t do anything to help.

  • SillyCynic

    Little girls are vicious. They choose a girl to pick on, and it’s like putting a wounded whimpering bunny in a room with a bunch of starving pit bulls.

  • JohnQknowitall

    Safety grade of “C” and parents were not on a rampage too the school board’s front door for not taking strong strong visual meaningful action? WTF I don’t have kids, but I want my investment maximized. I would be at town meetings pounding my fist. Responsibility doesn’t start and stop with copulation OR with a teacher,s paycheck OR with being elected or with a tax check. This girl is dead and there are many with blood on their hands. Children should not expect to be abused by colleagues any more than their parents. The answer is always 911 in the immediate and vigilance in the long haul.

  • Erica Gonzalez

    These asshole kids that bully others are not only to blame. But their parents too. These kids who watch their parent’s yell at a cashier for not taking their expired coupon or demeaning a waitress at a restaurant because the steak they ate 95% of wasn’t “cooked right”…these kids observe their parent’s dickish behaviors to others and they learn to think it’s okay to do the same. No one takes responsibility for their actions anymore and it’s sad. I was bullied horribly as a kid up until I graduated highschool…and people wonder why I chose not to have kids of my own. I don’t want to raise them in this selfish, cruel world. Any time I see an article about a kid who killed themselves due to bullying, it makes me wish I could sit down and have talked to them….or better yet, have listened to them without judgment.

  • Athena

    Truth.

    My daughter was born with a defect in her upper soft palate. None of the dentists that have seen her have seen anything like it before, but they’ve concurred that it is purely aesthetic. Unfortunately, nothing can be done about until her adult teeth come in.

    I saved orthodontic money before even starting on college money for this very reason.

  • Athena

    This is part of the problem, but parents also need to understand that any child can be a bully. I’d hate for a parent to sit on their laurels because, “Well, I’m not an asshole, so I can’t imagine my kid could be one. He/she is always so polite around the house.” Otherwise good kids are often dragged into the fray for the very reasons Pyncky stated – they’re afraid they’ll become the target if they don’t, and they fail to understand just how much the behavior hurts victims.

    Parents need to go beyond teaching their kids to never be a part of it; rather, they should teach their kids to be actively vigilant and willing to act in opposition to bullying. And, while it’s important to try to give your child the strength to let insults roll off their back, “Sticks and stones can break my bones but words will never hurt me,” shouldn’t be taught as fact, because it’s not.

    The assholes and their children will always exist to some degree. Whether or not we win the war against bullying lies with the decent kids who currently do nothing.

  • http://hawtmamas.wordpress.com/ hawtmamma

    To the parent’s I say…GET A BRAIN! MORANS

  • JohnQknowitall

    This child looks as though she is of Asian descent. The bully who said that she suffered from down syndrome was probably taught bigotry from the old block a.k.a. mom and dad. If the parents were the teachers of this awful form of hate, then they should be for ever ashamed of what they perpetuated. There is no room in this country for people who wish cause to cause anguish and to waste more time and resources than this country has already been forced to use in order to correct a problem that should never have existed in the first place. Shameful! Shameful! Just plain shameful!

  • http://www.facebook.com/shannah.guillory Shannah Erwin Guillory

    SillyCynic, you are SO right about that. I just went through this with my 16 yr old daughter. A boy from her school likes her and broke up with his girlfriend, who happens to be popular and involved in many activities at the school. Many of the girls in the school turned against my daughter and they stood in a big group in the parking lot staring her and her friend down as they were leaving to go home so I had to keep an eye on that situation and fortunately it blew over. But over the course of my kids being in high school (one just graduated and the other is graduating this next year), there were several issues with bullying. Not so much my daughter, but my son had it pretty rough. I just kept an eye on (their) demeanor and always told my kids that their sense of self worth is not tied to what a bunch of kids think. When they graduate, they won’t even see half of those people again. My kids were taught that people bully when they see a weakness and continue when they know they are succeeding at achieving their goal (humiliation or making themselves look superior). He had a couple of boys who picked fights with him after school. Eventually they realized that he really didn’t care (or pretended not to care) about what they think. I really couldn’t see either of my kids being in a situation where they become suicidal. I certainly hope I would see the signs….you can definitely tell when something isn’t right with your kids. And my kids are empathetic towards others – they know it is wrong to pick on another person for being different or whatever reason kids choose to single someone out. I truly believe that compassion & empathy for others is learned at home and if some of these parents would take a more active role in stopping their kids from participating in bullying or teasing…at least try to make them see it from a different perspective (the victim’s). If they would tell their kids about some of these stories we are seeing so frequently of kids who commit suicide due to being picked on, I can’t help but think that anyone with an ounce of compassion in them would think twice before helping create that type of situation. And parents hear their kids interact and talk to friends…I think many of these bullies’ parents are aware that their kid is teaming up with others, it shouldn’t be that difficult to pick up on.

  • abbys_mom

    I cannot believe you’re blaming the parents. I don’t know the policy in NY, but at least here in NC, you go to the school whose district you’re in, unless you can afford private school (which most people cannot) or homeschool, which some of us simply cannot do. Getting a transfer to another school outside of your district is near impossible, even with proof of bullying. Keep your child home, and you AND your child will be arrested for truancy. What choices do the parents have? I just had a friend who went through hell trying to get her son permission to go to a school outside of the district because of bullying, and was still denied. Not only that, the school was absolutely not helpful in stopping the bullying and physical abuse. The brothers who were doing the bullying finally moved. So again, how is this the parent’s fault when there are no other options?

  • abbys_mom

    Like I said above, some parents cannot do that. I think what you’re doing is great, and it’s great that you can do this. My husband and I both have to work, and I would not be a good homeschooler, so for us, I don’t see that it would ever be an option if our daughter were bullied. I feel bad for parents who truly have no options.

  • http://twitter.com/MattLorenzo Matt Lorenzo

    This girl killed herself yet Chancellor of the school Dennis Walcott said an investigation showed no bullying. http://t.co/vvWBkna96v

  • http://twitter.com/MattLorenzo Matt Lorenzo

    This girl killed herself yet Chancellor of the school Dennis Walcott said an investigation showed no bullying. http://t.co/vvWBkna96v

  • Meli Machiavelli

    OMG you cannot make this kind of shit up if you tried.

    “Morans. ”
    I am dying. LMFAO.

  • JohnQknowitall

    Not every bully sees himself as a bully. Remember the Stanford prison study (http://www.prisonexp.org).

  • http://www.facebook.com/shannah.guillory Shannah Erwin Guillory

    I found it kind of strange to read this: “Gabby’s mother said that the girl had not come down for school in the morning on Wednesday and that her door was locked, which was not unusual.
    Her grandparents knocked on the door throughout the day but, when she did not respond, they thought she was sleeping.
    But when her sister returned home from school, she forced the door open and found her body.”

    I mean, how come it took the family until the end of a school day to find her? I’m not inferring that the parents or family is at fault here because we don’t know the circumstances beyond what the article states. I just find it weird…what kid is allowed to lock the door, stay in their room and not attend school because she didn’t feel like it (“which was not unusual”, per quote from her family. Did I read something wrong….perhaps they meant she just locked her door in the mornings while she got ready for school….

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2331670/Gabrielle-Molina-Police-confirm-12-year-old-girls-suicide-note-said-cyber-bullied-sister-reveals-knew-abuse-sworn-secrecy.html#ixzz2UdWNSjuN
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  • SillyCynic

    Parents of kids’ at her school would be between (as young as) my age up to mid-late 40′s. I’m 28….In theory, I could have a 13-14 year old.

    My mothers parents are super racist, my dad’s parents (rip) were the sweet old couple that loved everyone and everything…my parents, not so much racist.

  • SillyCynic

    Well, her parents knew about her being bullied.

    I’m not a parent, nor do I ever wish that horrible fate upon anyone, but it could be something along the lines of missing school was common when she dreaded it the next day because of some form of bullying from her peers.

  • SillyCynic

    I’m not trying to be mean, not trying to invalidate your point, not trying to be rude or anything similar.

    But please, for the love of god, split that brick of letters into paragraphs, chapters, or even books. It’s hard to read a run-on paragraph.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Leashaness Alicia Lynee’

    A boyfriend at 12??? Maybe it’s because I was socially awkward and didn’t even have my first kiss until age 14 when I was in high school, but that’s way too young to be in a relationship, go through a break up, etc. What the hell?

  • CrimsonSorrow

    With all social media there’s an endless amount of ways for bullies to attack :( we are over exposing our kids imo

  • techsupp0rt

    Those are certainly the reasons people give, but that does not make them acceptable reasons. You as the parent are responsible for the safety and well being of your child. There are ALWAYS OTHER OPTIONS. People just don’t like to think about them usually. It may require that you move, and change jobs, and turn over your entire life into something different. That’s one of the things you sign up for when you have kids, putting their best interests ahead of your own. You could possibly go to the police, or a lawyer, since what they’re doing when bullying IS illegal (actions with this have been successful in some cases). You may have to do all of these things, and many, many more. You may have to do much research to find out what you can do, but I can guarantee you- there is always another option.

    People just have such a normalcy bias that kids MUST go to school just because they’re kids and they MUST go to school. But that’s not the end of the conversation, because if your kid is still being hurt, and you’re still knowingly sending your child to the place where they are getting hurt, then you still have more work to do.

    And yes, I WILL blame the parents, because the kids don’t know any better or how to protect themselves when all you tell them is that ‘it will get better’. I wish I had known, which is why I tell people these things. I didn’t know I had other options, though I should have because I was a human being who didn’t deserve to be tortured just because people thought I should. If you don’t have options available, YOU MAKE OPTIONS HAPPEN. They likely won’t all be pleasant, but your one job is to protect your child, and nothing else can trump that.

  • JohnQknowitall

    Fortunately your parents saw the light even in spite of your mother’s parents’ views. The consequences of bigotry against any group are huge especially to the victim, but also to society and even to the perpetuator of his sick putrid ideas. Can you imagine the tax money saved if haters didn’t feel obliged to negatively impact the civil rights of others?

  • JohnQknowitall

    This falls back on parental responsibility and the employees of the school not noticing truancy and investigating it. There is a lot of child abuse here in the form of neglect.

  • DeweyCheatam

    Not to mention that it’s pretty rare, IMO, for someone who IS an asshole to 1) realize it and 2) admit it! :D

  • DeweyCheatam

    When I was in school, I wasn’t bullied too often, but at different times along the way a number of my friends were. They tended to be very timid (like my best friend in junior high, the Jehovah’s Witness) and non-violent. When I’d finally had enough on any of those 3 or 4 occasions and stomped the shit out of the asshole, I discovered that there was never a problem with them again.

    I believe that bullies are a product of their shitty home environment for the most part, and are subconsciously trying to feel better about themselves (I realize that it’s more complicated than that, I’m just speaking generally). The “coping skill” that they use is to shit all over someone else the way that they’re shit on at home (or wherever).

    If the victim has the balls to stand up for him- or herself and give the bully a double dose of their own medicine, the bully can’t usually take it, mentally or physically. I think parents would do their kids a big favor by getting them boxing lessons, karate, etc. or some other very physical activity, AND very clearly and specifically give the kid permission to fuck someone up who is bullying them.

    Never once did I get in trouble for kicking the shit out of someone in school. When the circumstances came to light each and every time, the bully got punished and I didn’t. And never once did any of the bullies bother me or any of my friends again.

  • Irena Jaroszewski

    and it was fixed. Thanks! Important detail

  • http://www.facebook.com/shannah.guillory Shannah Erwin Guillory

    LOL! I have a bad habit of doing that. Sorry! Will try to condense it next time!

  • http://www.facebook.com/shannah.guillory Shannah Erwin Guillory

    Well if a child is bullied to the extent of commonly missing or dreading being at school then it is time to take immediate action as a parent. That is a major red flag for signs of depression and shouldn’t be something that is acceptable on any level.

    She failed to go to school, never left her room at all that day. Something is very wrong with that picture, in my opinion.

  • Disc0rdia

    dahell? if I call my kid or knock on her door, and she doesn’t respond, I would be concerned. I would not wait the whole day, known mood swings or not. I would open that door. i can list a ton of reasons why. Someone broke in and killed/kidnapped her, she sneaked out and hasn’t returned, she had a brain aneurysm, she overdosed on drugs, etc. I can understand invading of privacy and all, or being paranoid, overbearing, etc., although I’m pretty sure I’m not. But if you wake up and can’t get your kid to respond through a locked door, where is the parental concern?
    could the parents have been afraid of upsetting her and therefore let her be? because that’s not being a considerate parent, that’s being a considerate friend. Even then, calling through the door stating that if she doesn’t respond, you will open the door to make sure she is ok, before actually forcing the door open, is good enough of an action.
    seriously, what if she had been alive that morning, and just ignored her parents due to her depression and mood? maybe seeing her parents face full of concern may have swayed her feeling of suicide just a little, or caused her to want to open up some more. I would be in a world of guilt along with grief with the fact of me wanting to not get on her bad side, and maybe, just maybe, things could have turned out differently.
    not saying that it would be a definite chain of events, but it’s possible.

  • cry

    # 1 thing I learned in school is my kids will never go to school.

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