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Bullycide Victim Ashawnty Davis Family Needs Help with Funeral.

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( Less than 20 days ago on Thursday, November 30th, ten year old Ashawnty Davis was found hanging inside her closest after learning a video of first fight went viral on Bullycide is when suicide can be attributed to the victim being bullied in person or on social media. Ashawnty Davis was a fifth-grader at Sunrise Elementary in Auora, Colorodo, where her mother, Latoshia Harris, said her daughter was being taunted and bullied.

Ashawnty was attempting to confront the girl who had been bullying her when the fight occurred away from school grounds in October. The playground fight was recorded by another student with a cell phone and later posted to a social media site named where it is said to have went viral. Prior to the fight being recorded, Ashawnty was dealing with one bully, however, more bullying occurred as others learned about the video. Ashawnty’s mom stated that three weeks ago she was full of life and no one had a clue she was dreading going to school the next day.

Ashawnty Davis died on Wednesday after spending nearing two weeks at Children’s Hospital Colorado on life support. Ashwanty’s father, Anthony Davis, stated “She was just a child of joy and she brought joy to everyone”.

Ashawty’s parents say the Cherry Creek School District failed to stop the bullying that led to her death. The director of communication for the Cherry Creek School District, Abbe Smith, told CNN that the students were talking about the fight, parents were called and the cellphone video was sent to the Aurora Police Department.

Her mother, Latoshia said that was in adequate. “There was nothing done about it. When I got the call telling me that my daughter had been in a fight, they never gave me the opportunity to meet with the other parents to come to the bottom of the line,” Harris said.“I want other parents to know that it’s happening,”, she continued, “That was my baby and I love my baby and I just want mothers to listen.”

A spokesperson for told CNN the company learned of Ashawnty’s death through news report and said “We are absolutely heartbroken to hear about this. Our hearts are with the Davis family in this unimaginably painful time,” the company statement said.

The Cherry Creek School District issued a statement on the case.

“This is a heartbreaking loss for the school community. Mental health supports will be made available for any students who need help processing the loss.

“We do not tolerate bullying of any kind in our schools and we have a comprehensive bullying prevention program in place at all of our schools. The safety and wellbeing of students is our highest priority and we strive every today to ensure schools are safe, welcoming and supportive places that support learning.

“We were made aware of that video when a media outlet approached us with it. We took immediate action in response, turning the video over to police and addressing the matter with students.

“It should also be noted that the video did not take place during school hours.”

The family is hoping Ashawnty’s story will help save other lives and help put an end to bullying for good. Ashawnty’s mother said she wants to hold school administrators accountable for the bullying that goes on inside their schools. “With the last breath in my life I’m going to make sure that the unfortunate kids are able to go to school comfortably and learn,” Davis said.

Ashawnty leaves behind six other siblings, as well as her mother and father who miss her on a daily basis. The family has a GoFUND Me page for those who are able to assist financially for Ashawnty Davis funeral arrangements. On the GoFUND Me page her family stated “Please do what you can to help this family. Pray and talk with your children. Ashawnty was a child who did not care for violence, in her memory stop the bullying today! God bless you all!”

Staff Writer; Dina Tuff

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