A 10-year-old girl committed suicide after a video of her fighting with a bully emerged on social media, according to her heartbroken parents.
Ashawnty Davis hanged herself in a closet and died Wednesday after spending two weeks on life support, KDVR reported.
The fifth-grader was a “child of joy,” according to her father Anthony Davis — but she changed after she got into her first fight at school in October.
Ashawnty had confronted a girl her mother Latoshia Harris claims was a bully, and the two got into a fight at Sunrise Elementary while a group of kids gathered around to watch.
A cell phone video of the fight was posted on social media, and her father told KDVR, “She was devastated when she found out it had made it to Musical.ly.”
The bullying only intensified, and Harris said, “My daughter came home two weeks later and hanged herself in the closet.”
She spent two weeks on life support at the Children’s Hospital Colorado and died Wednesday.
Her parents are mourning the loss of their daughter, while family members paid tribute to the girl on Facebook. “My family has lost an angel….The emptiness and unanswered questions are consuming. Please pray for my family during this unthinkable time,” Krystel Banks-Thomas wrote.
The school district, which called Ashawnty’s death a “heartbreaking loss” said they turned the video over to the police adding, “We do not tolerate bullying of any kind in our schools.”