Middle school student fakes own death on social media


Mother of a student at Evans Middle School speaks to News 12 about bullying in schools.

Mother of a student at Evans Middle School speaks to News 12 about bullying in schools.

News 12 at 11 o'clock / Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

EVANS, Ga. (WRDW) -- She asked us to hide her face but she doesn't want to hide her pain and her frustration.

"To see my daughters face, just the pain that she was in, it was sad," said the parent of a student at Evans Middle School.

This mother who wants to be called Amanda says things at Evans Middle School have gotten out of hand.

"My daughter didn't even go to school today because she didn't want to deal with the drama," she said.

It's all to protect her daughter who's in seventh grade. From what she says, bullying has gone too far.

Last night, her daughter got news no 12-year-old should ever get.

News 12's Patrick Price asked, "What did she say when she came down?"

Amanda said, "She just told me, she said I lost another friend. And I said how and she said that she was murdered."

It started with message over social media that quickly spread to the whole school.

Amanda starting digging for answers, finding out the murder was just a hoax from a girl who was being bullied by a classmate at her former school, Evans Middle.

"I just hope that they realize what they're doing psychologically to the other kids," said Amanda.

And she knows exactly how it feels.

"When I was in school, I did get bullied, I know how my daughter feels," she said.

It's been a struggle for her daughter since 4th grade, everything from derogatory comments, even rape threats.

"Somebody was wanting her to be their baby's momma and these are middle school kids," she told News 12's Patrick Price.

But she says it's time for it stop and never start back.

"We're tired of all this happening and we want to do something about it," Amanda said.

News 12 spoke with Columbia County deputies who say they visited Evans Middle School Wednesday to speak with the young man accused of bullying the victim.

Deputies say the mother of the girl doesn't want to press charges but wants the bullying to stop.

Stay with News 12 during this developing story.


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