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1 School — 4 Bullied Teens Commit Suicide

Posted by Sandra On October - 9 - 2010

Deaths of Bullied Teens Prompt Families to Sue Mentor Schools

1 School, 4 Bullied Teens Dead by Own Hand

MENTOR, Ohio (AP) —Sladjana Vidovic’s body lay in an open casket, dressed in the sparkly pink dress she had planned to wear to the prom. Days earlier, she had tied one end of a rope around her neck and the other around a bed post before jumping out her bedroom window. The 16-year-old’s last words, scribbled in English and her native Croatian, told of her daily torment at Mentor High School, where students mocked her accent, taunted her with insults like “Slutty Jana” and threw food at her.

It was the fourth time in little more than two years that a bullied high school student in this small Cleveland suburb on Lake Erie died by his or her own hand — three suicides, one overdose of antidepressants. One was bullied for being gay, another for having a learning disability, another for being a boy who happened to like wearing pink.



By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.

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  1. Sofia Blaisdell Says:

    To the family of this beautiful teenager I am sooo sorry for your loss. She was a very happy girl.( I read your story) I also was bullied in school and hated going there. My feelings are very strong when it comes to bullying. I live everyday wanting to get back at people from school. Some I have seen while shopping and all of a sudden they were Oh so nice. But that does not heal me. Please be strong because your daughter would want you to be. May God Bless you and you will se your child someday.

    All my love……………………………………………………Sofia

    Posted on October 9th, 2010 at 5:50 pm

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