30 Jul '16, 11pm

Stand Up For 13-Year-Old Emilie, Who Was Bullied to Death

Stand Up For 13-Year-Old Emilie, Who Was Bullied to Death

Emilie Olsen was a straight-A student with a winning smile , a love of horses and a passion for volleyball, according to reports . Marc and Cindy Olsen adopted their child from China when she was just nine months old. But on December 11, 2014, at the age of 13, Emilie came home from school, found her father’s gun and shot herself in the head. For young people aged 10 to 14, suicide is the third leading cause of death . Many suicides appear to be directly related to bullying. It didn’t have to happen. Records show that the teen had endured bullying for at least two years prior to her death, but school authorities in Fairfield, Ohio, never took any action according to the parents. Her father, Marc Olsen, even wrote to the school shortly before his daughter’s death: “Emilie has become the target of bullying by a few girls. I have a bad feeling that if nothing is done then thi...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/stand-up-for-13-year-old-emil...

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