A 10-year-old Colorado girl committed suicide after a video of her getting into a fight with a classmate was uploaded to the app Musical.ly, her parents said to a local Fox network.
Ashawnty Davis, of Aurora, got into a fight with another girl who had allegedly been bullying her, according to her mother.
“She got into her first ever fight,” said Anthony Davis, her father. “It was recorded by a student and sent to an app called Musical.ly.”
In the video, Davis and another girl fight while other students watch. After the video went up on the app, which is generally used for making short videos with soundtracks, Ashawnty was bullied by other students who had seen the video, her parents claimed.
“My daughter came home two weeks later and hanged herself in the closet,” said Latoshia Harris, her mother.
The small girl spent two weeks on life support before dying on Wednesday morning.
“I want other parents to know that it’s happening,” Harris said. “That was my baby and I love my baby and I just want mothers to listen.”
“We do not tolerate bullying of any kind in our schools and we have a comprehensive bullying prevention program in place at all of our schools,” said the Cherry Creek School district in a statement. “We were made aware of that video when a media outlet approached us with it. We took immediate action in response, turning the video over to police and addressing the matter with students.”