A 15-year-old girl who committed suicide after being tormented by her classmates has spurred an online campaign to stop bullying.
Lana Swoape, of Bloomington, Indiana, found her daughter Tori Nakol Swoape hanging from a scarf in her bedroom on Monday night.
The sophomore was resuscitated and taken to Riley Hospital for Children where she was placed on life support – but she tragically died on Tuesday.
Suicide: Tori Nakol Swoape was resuscitated and taken to Riley Hospital for Children where she was placed on life support – but she tragically died on Tuesday
Tori’s parents and friends said the ‘loving girl’ was pushed over the edge by bullies at Bloomington High School North, where she had transferred from a school in Muncie, Indiana, last year.
‘There was name calling. There was rumours. A lot of what Tori went through was rumours,’ her mother Lana Swoape told Fox 59.
Tori’s last Facebook post is a testament to how much the bullying was troubling her.
‘IM NOT TALKING TO NO ONE. so go ahead and spread that RUMOR around,’ she posted on May 7. ‘Keep my name out of your mouth. LEAVE MY BUSINESS TO ME!’ (sic).
Her mother was aware of the bullying but said that Tori had begged her not to intervene, assuring her she was fine.
‘I never thought she could do this. I never thought she would,’ she told the TV station in tears.