Bullied Teenager Commits Suicide In Front Of Her Family

Friends and family are leaving heartbreaking notes in Brandy Vela’s room after she shot herself in the chest in front of her older sister.

Bullying has caused yet another death.

Brandy Vela

Texas City High School student Brandy Vela’s room is now covered in Post-it notes after she shot herself in the chest.



The 18-year-old had been a victim of cyberbullying for being overweight.

The situation had got out of control earlier this year, when people began making fake Facebook accounts and sent her messages, calling her fat and ugly. Though she wouldn’t respond, they would still say things like “Why are you still here?”

Vela’s sister Jackie claimed that the teenager changed her phone number and even reported the incidents to the police, but received no help. 

"They couldn't do anything because the suspects used an app and it wasn't traceable and they couldn't do something until something happened, like they fight," Jackie said.

On Tuesday, Jackie received a message from her sister that read: "I love you so much, please remember that, and I'm sorry for everything."

She called her parents and grandparents, and the family rushed to their home in Texas City where they heard Brandy crying.

“I heard someone crying so I ran upstairs and I looked in her room and she’s against the wall and she has a gun pointed at her chest and she’s just crying and crying and I’m like, ‘Brandy, please don’t. Brandy no,’” 22-year-old recalled.

The bullied teenager was rushed to a Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, where medical staff pronounced her dead.

Her beautiful blue eyes, among other organs, were donated.

"Brandy was well-liked and friendly. Texas City High School students really liked her. She has touched many people as evident by the outpouring of love from her schoolmates," Melissa Tortorici, communications director for the Texas City Independent School, wrote to CNN.

Detectives and police officials are looking into the case in attempts to identify the bullying suspects.

On Friday, students at the school plan to honor Vela by releasing blue balloons into the air.

Sherriff’s deputies will be talking to students about cyberbullying in the coming week.







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