Another tragic bullycide
We’ve written numerous posts about the loss of our youth to bullying-inspired suicide. It’s never easy because words are just that — characters on a page. Our true feelings at a time like this lack expression. But we choose to keep these stories front and center as a reminder of how fragile life is and how these events could be avoided through kindness.
Mallory Rose Grossman was 12 years old and attended Copeland Middle School in Denville, New Jersey. She loved the outdoors, was a cheerleader at school and participated in gymnastics. She lived with her two sisters, a brother and her parents. Reportedly, she had been bullied on SnapChat and ended her life on June 14, 2017. Earlier that day, her mother complained to the school about the bullying. Written in Mallory’s obituary is the following:
“Every once in a great while, heaven sends down a teacher in the form of a child. Mallory was our teacher. She taught us how to love each other as only a child can.”
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