Ashawnty Davis took her own life after a video was shared on social media of her fighting an alleged bully.
Ashawnty, a fifth-grade pupil of Sunrise Elementary school in Aurora, Colorado had got into her first ever school fight which turned out to also be her last and the video recording of the fight was posted online.
“It’s just devastating,” her father, Anthony Davis, told Fox31 Denver. “She was just a child of joy and she brought joy to everyone.”
Her mother, Latoshia Harris, claimed the girl had been bullying her.
“I saw my daughter was scared,” Ms Harris said.
Footage of the fight was then uploaded and shared on the app Musical.ly.
“My daughter came home two weeks later and hanged herself in the closet,” Ms Harris said.
Her parents hope her story will help save the lives of other young people.
“We have to stop it and we have to stop it within our kids,” Mr Davis said.
“I want other parents to know that it’s happening,” Ms Harris added. “That was my baby and I love my baby and I just want mothers to listen.”
Our Hearts and prayers are with her family…