All the more reason that this needs EVERYONE'S attention. This is not just a gay issue.
A Pennsylvania teenager killed herself Saturday night, and now her parents are speaking about about the tragedy, and claim that bullying is to blame for her death.
Tiffani Maxwell was apparently bullied so badly that fellow students falsely told teachers that they saw her do drugs, which resulted in her expulsion from school last week!
Mother Sandy reveals that in the wake of this awful loss, she and husband Shane are starting an on-line campaign to raise awareness about peer pressure and bullying, which 77% of students in the country have admitted to have been victim.
"She got text messages, saying 'Tiffani you're in rehab.' 'You're on drugs.' Even if it saves one kid … just remember there are family members behind you and that tomorrow will be better."
And Shane concludes:
“Just don’t bully people. What’s the sense of it. Put yourself in their shoes.”
Such true, and undervalued, words.
NOBODY should feel as though they have no one supporting them, and it's our job to ensure that the country's youth understand that no matter how alone, or how ganged up on, that they feel, there are people who understand and want to listen.
No more unnecessary deaths! It's time to end BULLYING once and for all!
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