Tuesday, April 20, 2021

10-year-old Ashawnty Davis Commits Suicide After Bullying Incident Caught on Camera

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*10-year-old Ashawnty Davis reportedly committed suicide after a video of a fight with an alleged bully was posted online, her parents said.

Fox News reports that Davis was a fifth-grader at Sunrise Elementary School in Aurora, Colo., who wanted to grow up to be a WNBA star. Her dream was cut short last month when the little girl was involved in a fight last month.

“She got into her first ever fight. It was recorded by a student and sent to an app called Musically,” her father Anthony Davis told KDVR, adding the incident occurred at the end of October on school property.

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In the video, Ashawnty and another girl are seen fighting while a group of kids watch. Latoshia Harris, the girl’s mother, said the incident happened because her daughter confronted the other girl, who she claims had been bullying Ashawnty.

“I saw my daughter was scared,” she added. “She was devastated when she found out that it had made it to Musical.ly.”

Ashawnty endured even more bullying after video of the fight surfaced online.

“My daughter came home two weeks later and hanged herself in the closet,” Harries said. Her daughter spent nearly two weeks at Children’s Hospital Colorado on life support. She died Wednesday morning.

“It’s just devastating,” Davis said, adding that his daughter is now the victim of “bullycide,” a term used for when someone commits suicide because of bullying. “We have to stop it and we have to stop it within our kids.”

The Cherry Creek School District, of which Sunrise Elementary School is a part of, said Ashawnty’s death is “a heartbreaking loss” for the community.

“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,” the district said in a statement to Fox 31 Denver. “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.”

 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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1 COMMENT

  1. As Adam Collins, the State’s “Bullying Czar” correctly says, “There’s no magic solution”. Magic, which is what has been practiced for years, has proven ineffective. Counselling the victim, as is done in all of the worthless “anti-bullying” programs, while enabling the bully will never work. It is like believing in magic.

    Justice for the parents of this little girl would be that, going forward, bullies are dealt with swiftly and firmly and that they are expelled, so that they can no longer torment any other children.

    We don’t need more funding, we don’t need more special programs, we don’t need to counsel the victims. We need to deal with the bully. That is the source of the problem and that is where the solution lies.

    Stop enabling bullies. Make them their parents problem instead of allowing them to continue to victimize the rest of the school community.

    But, expelling the bully doesn’t generate millions in grant dollars, does it?

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