Felicia Garcia: Staten Island teen commits suicide

15-year-old Felicia Garcia.

A 15-year-old Staten Island girl leapt in front of a train to her death after some older classmates reportedly bragged about having sex with her.

Felicia Garcia, a freshman at Tottenville High School, tweeted, “I cant, im done, I give up” just two days before she threw herself in front of an oncoming train at the Huguenot station of the Staten Island Railroad, as several classmates helplessly watched in horror.

Garcia was reportedly suffering torment after two senior football players bragged about having sex with her to others at their school. The New York Daily News reports school officials caught wind of the gossip and set up a mediation session Wednesday with Garcia and one of the boys, who denied bullying her.

After the meeting, Garcia reportedly bumped into the other 17-year-old classmate with whom she had sex and the two had a confrontation, though the details of the conversation are unknown.

Shortly after, Garcia committed suicide. Police are questioning her classmates and looking through social media sites to find out exactly what happened to Garcia.

Tumblr users have created posts in her memory and called for a stop to bullying.

“How many more have to die before we stop? We are all to blame for this. It does not matter if you know her or not, we are responsible,” the site states.


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