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Tragedy Of Girl, Aged Just EIGHT, Who Killed Herself To Escape Bullies

Fri, May 27, 2011 1:31pm EDT by 5 Comments

Tori Blair Wilson was found hanged in woods just yards from her Palestine, Texas home on April 17.

The eight-year-old may have even been hounded by bullies on the day of her death. How utterly heartbreaking. How can we stop this, HollyMoms?

“It appears she was a good student with no problems at school, but we did receive information she may have been bullied at some point,” Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor tells CBS News.

A lengthy police investigation found Tori had talked in the past of bullying and even discussed suicide, once putting a noose around her neck in front of friends!

Her autopsy report reveals, “The decedent had a history of suicidal ideation and had similarly placed her head and neck in a rope in the presence of a friend in the past in a possibly prior hanging attempt.”

Does your 8-year-old understand suicide?! Surely that’s far too young for a child to comprehend such a thing!

Frustratingly police have been unable to pinpoint any of the children who were bullying Tori – and even if they did they would have limited powers to prosecute young kids.

In a chilling side note, Sheriff Taylor described Tori’s death as “disturbing,” but “not totally an isolated incident.” He reveals he has dealt with the suicide death of even YOUNGER children.

What can we do to stop our kids taking their own lives so young, HollyMoms?

— Ian Garland

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