Bullies continued targeting a California girl on life support after a suicide attempt.
Rosalie Avila's parents took the 13-year-old off life support Monday morning, after she hung herself last week over the abuse she suffered at school in Calimesa, reported KCAL-TV.
“My whole world just came crumbling down,” said her mother, Charlene Avila. “As a mom, I’m still asking myself, like, ‘What went wrong?’ I don’t know.”
The eighth-grader at left a suicide note apologizing for her action.
“Sorry, Mom and Dad. I love you," she wrote. "Sorry, Mom, you’re gonna find me like this."
Her parents turned over a journal to police that described the bullying she faced from classmates.
“They told me I was ugly today,” she wrote. “They were making fun of me today about my teeth.”
The bullying didn't stop after Rosalie attempted suicide.
Her parents received a message on social media that showed a photo of Rosalie captioned, “Hey mom. Next time don’t tuck me in this,” showing a bed. “Tuck me in THIS,” the caption read, with an arrow pointing to a grave.
Rosalie's parents said the school district failed to adequately address the bullying.
“I did everything I’m supposed to do as a father, and these people did not respond, because those bullies are still at the school,” Freddie Avila said. “They’re still there, and my daughter’s gone.”