STATEN ISLAND, NY — I’m just getting back from vacation and behind on the news, so I’m just going to post some stories I found interesting, starting with the 15-year-old high school freshman who jumped in front of a train last week because she was tired of being bullied by members of her high school’s football team.

Felicia Garcia, a 15-year-old student at Tottenville High School, was being picked on because of rumors that she slept with multiple members of the football team at a party held after a game. After school administrators heard about the rumors, they met with Garcia and the 17-year-old boy who was singled out as the main instigator.

Reports are that the meeting ended with Garcia running out while shouting at the boy. Her friends say that Garcia normally didn’t let the bullying bother her. She’d already had a tough life with her parents dying when she was young and being bounced between foster homes after running away from her aunt’s home to be with an older man.

But this time it was different and Garcia was already showing signs of cracking. Her last tweet on Monday read, ““I cant, im done, I give up.” Others report she posted a picture of herself holding a sign saying, “Depressed,” with a caption that read, “Just because someone is smiling doesn’t make them happy.”

Two days later, she walked with a friend to Huguenot station on Huguenot Ave. The friend reported that Garcia was acting normal, like nothing was bothering her, but others say that while she was on the platform she seemed anxious and kept checking the time.

As the train pulled into the station, witnesses say she said, “Finally, it’s here,” before handing her cell phone to a friend, dropping her bag, and then falling backwards into the path of the train — in full view of almost 200 other classmates. According to officials, Garcia got caught under the train and was transferred to a local hospital where she died.

As you can imagine, the football team is suffering a bit of backlash, to the point that the game that was supposed to be held Friday night was moved to Monday, and no fans were allowed to attend.

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