A 13-year-old California girl committed suicide after years of being bullied, her parents said. Now, the girl’s grieving parents are reportedly being bullied too.
Eighth grader Rosalie Avila was taken off life support on Friday after she attempted suicide on Nov. 28, after years of reportedly being teased by other students.
Her father, Freddie Avila, said that he and his wife were since contacted by a bully with a message of his own.
The parents were sent a message on social media with pictures of Rosalie. “Hey mom,” the text said. “Next time don’t tuck me in this. Tuck me in THIS.”
The meme includes a picture of a made bed, and an open grave, with Rosalie’s face Photoshopped over a boy’s body.
"For you to do that, I mean, you're heartless,” said Rosalie’s mother, Charlene Avila. “You're a very heartless person, and you have no compassion.”
Rosalie’s parents have set up a GoFundMe account in order to raise money for their young daughter’s funeral and medical expenses.
If you are considering self-harm, or just need someone to talk to, The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 is free and confidential. You can also text their Crisis Text Line at 741-741.