Well, here I am writing another article about cyber bullying / social media bullying, because yet another beautiful, smart, 12-year-old girl has hanged herself after enduring it. Her name is Gabbie Green. The difference between her case and all the others I’ve written about, including 12-year-old Mallory Grossman’s, is that Panama City, Florida police investigated the cyber bullying allegations that Gabbie’s parents made against her peers and found evidence enough to charge two of her 12-year-old classmates with cyberstalking.
Look at this young girl. She is gone, and her mother is grieving. Can you imagine?
Gabbie Green and her mom, screenshot CNN
CNN reports that Panama City police interviewed a boy and a girl in connection with Gabbie’s suicide. The police report says that the girl admitted to authorities that she intentionally caused problems between Gabbie and another child and both verbally in person and via social media cyber bullying, and that “Her actions consisted of starting rumors of the victim having sexually transmitted diseases, vulgar name-calling … and threats to ‘expose’ personal and sensitive details of the victim’s life.” (This, from a TWELVE YEAR OLD to another TWELVE YEAR OLD!) The report also stated that she deleted the relevant messages from her electronic devices after learning of Gabbie’s death.
As for the boy police interviewed and charged, his actions are even more chilling. The police reports states that the boy “said Gabbie texted him to say she was having a bad day and had attempted to hang herself and had marks on her neck.” Then, the two had a video chat, where Gabbie talked about taking her life, and the boy said something to the effect of, “If you’re going to do it, just do it” and ended the call.
So, she did. She did it. She ended her life.