Tori Swoape, 15, Death After Being Bullied
I now have information about the second of the five teen suicides from from midweek. Fifteen year old Tori Swoape ended her life Wednesday, May 8th in Bloomington, Indiana. According to her mother, and friends, Tori had been bullied.
“I never thought she could do this. I never thought she would,” as tears dripped down her face. There was name calling. There was rumors. A lot of what Tori went through was rumors. She was new, and she got teased a lot because … the girls were jealous because all the guys liked her and the girls didn’t”
In what has become the normal response from “officials”, Bloomington police Captain, Joe Qualters added:
“We still continue to investigate whether or not bullying may have been a factor in this case. However, we can find no direct relationship. It continues to be rumors circulating on social media sites,”
Bloomington North High School Principal, Jeffry Henderson chimed in:
“We can’t find a single incident where she was treated in a disparaging way. There are rumors and innuendoes, but we can’t find an eyewitness who can say she was mistreated. She never made a report. I’m certainly not saying it didn’t happen, but what I am saying is we cannot find anyone who can substantiate it,”
Yet, Tori, herself posted to her own facebook wall this message to her tormentors:
‘IM NOT TALKING TO NO ONE. so go ahead and spread that RUMOR around! Keep my name out of your mouth. LEAVE MY BUSINESS TO ME!’
Written by Ron Kemp
May 12, 2012 at 11:39 pm
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