the following story legit made me cry last night.
when i was around eight years old,
like ^that handsome cub up above,
i was bullied.
i didn’t know anything about suicide like the cubs of today tho.
well say goodbye to gabriel taye.
he was eight and killed himself due to being bullied in january.
footage has been released that may explain why he took his life.
this is what cnn had to say…
Security footage shows her 8-year-old son, Gabriel Taye, falling unconscious at a Cincinnati school in an incident that may have led to the boy’s suicide two days later, an attorney for his family said.Gabriel was found dead in January after he hanged himself with a necktie in his Cincinnati home, according to the attorney.
After his death, a Cincinnati police homicide detective reviewed security video from the boy’s school — Carson Elementary School.In an email, the detective told school administrators he noticed an incident in a school bathroom before the boy died. The detective said he saw “bullying” and behavior that “could even rise to the level of criminal assault,” according to a copy of an email obtained by CNN.
The Cincinnati school district released the video Friday after media reports of the detective’s email surfaced.School officials have said they decided to share the video with police even though the connection between the incident and the boy’s death remains unclear.
Still, Hamilton County Coroner Lakshmi Sammarco told a local radio station she wants the case reopened and investigated as a homicide, according to CNN affiliate WCPO-TV in Cincinnati.
“It was very hard for me to believe that an 8-year-old would even know what it means to commit suicide and so I asked Cincinnati police to treat this as a homicide until proven otherwise and investigate it fully,” Sammarco said in that radio interview.In a statement, the boy’s mother said, “Gabriel was a shining light to everyone who knew and loved him. We miss him desperately and suffer everyday. His life was not only stolen from him, but from those of us who expected to watch him grow up and enjoy life. If I could, I would give anything to have him back.”
In the 24-minute-long video, Gabriel appears to be shaking hands with another boy in the entryway of a bathroom before he falls on the floor and lies motionless.
Children walk by the boy and over this legs. Some seemingly inspect and poke him for about five minutes until an adult enters the bathroom.At least three adults enter the bathroom. They look at the boy, and some kneel down to get closer to him. Eventually, Gabriel stands up and leaves with the adults.
that video was heartbreaking to see him laying on that floor.
i just don’t understand.
What does an 8 year old know about suicide?
there seems to be a rise in suicides due to social media as well.
we got the “10 and under” check boxes taking their own lives.
God can’t fix this.
this needs to be addressed and there are many who need help.
i’m glad shows like “13 reasons why” are speaking out about this.
i know i will continue to address my own suicidal thoughts as well.
i pray gabriel is at peace now.
such a shame for a life to end that didn’t even begin.
bullies are all over work environments now.
how do you even handle them?
you can’t punch them in the face.