Police in Florida,U.S.A. are investigating the apparent suicide of a 15 year old girl after her friends recorded a video of her in the shower and shared it on Snapchat.
Tovonna Holton died of a self-inflicted wound having stolen a gun from her mum’s purse.
Her mum,Holton Teamer,said that her daughter was upset about the video being posted on Snapchat without her permission and killed herself hours later.
A social media campaign called “stopbullying” was launched in Tovonna’s name. As part of the campaign a friend of Tovonna’s family took to Facebook with a post that had been shared more than 4,500 times by Thursday.
Her friend Crystal Belle posted on Facebook:
This beautiful angel’s name is Tovonna Holton. On June 5th, 2016 she took her own life after being filmed nude in the shower by peer students, who then shared and shamed her on snapchat. She was a student of Wiregrass High School in Wesley Chapel, FL. If you have any details on the students who participated in this bullying, please contact authorities or the family.#StopBullying #ProtectOurChildren and please, if you allow your children to use social media, teach them to do so responsibly. My prayers go to the family of this beautiful young woman??? I hope that all schools and parents began to attack the beast of bullying and social media. Please share and post as you would want someone to do if this was YOUR baby.