12-year-old allegedly cyber bullied takes own life

May 23, 2013 2:46:16 PM PDT
A family in Queens is mourning the death of their 12-year-old daughter and asking why such a sweet young girl would take her own life.

The 7th grader was found dead in her bedroom.

Her family says she was teased nonstop by her classmates, and police right now are investigating whether she was bullied online too.

As rough as the wind and rain was getting at dismissal Thursday, it was nothing compared to the storm brewing inside IS 109 in Queens Village.

They were accusations so terrible that a little girl, 12-year-old Gabrielle Molina, hanged herself from a ceiling fan inside her bedroom at her family's home on Wednesday.

"She did write a suicide note. There was information in the suicide note concerning cyber bullying," Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said.

Police were at the Molina's home all day. One officer was in tears, as neighbors on the block, with kids of their own who use the internet, were speechless.

"Don't know what to say, really. I just feel bad, my kid feels bad, my wife feels bad about it," said Dakila Salle, a neighbor.

But, Patricia Lamey has plenty to say because she tells Eyewitness News that her son, in Gabrielle's 7th grade honors class, was being bullied, too.

He even needed crutches after he was pushed down the stairs...

"One time I had to bring him to LIJ. He was on crutches, you know, enough," Lamey said.

Counselors are trying to sort through a tragedy so extreme that students are asking tough questions.

"They asked if it was bullying on internet and if it was Facebook or FM, I don't know what FM is," said Thomas Meyers, a crisis counselor.

Police are trying to sort it all out.

"Detectives have taken two computers from the home. They are being analyzed or will shortly be analyzed. Terrible, terrible, tragedy," Kelly said.