By Maria Mangicaro
VANCOUVER, Wash: Sadly, another young victim of bullying is reported to have committed suicide. The family of 14-year-old Eden Wormer claims excessive bullying in school led to Eden taking her own life.
Eden’s family stated that she tried to get the bullies to stop and that she endured emotional torture for a two-year period. Eden was an eighth grade student at Cascade Middle School in Northeast Vancouver. Her father found her body on Wednesday morning after she had hung herself.
On Eden’s Facebook page her classmates posted messages about bullying. One post reads: “It’s sad to think it took someone to kill themselves for everyone to realize what bullying can truly do.”
News reports state that the Vancouver police have not found any evidence to indicate the bullying rose to the level of a crime. The Evergreen School District is still investigating.
School officials say they can’t comment on individual cases. They can only say they take bullying seriously.
“About 100 people came out to the vigil on campus Thursday night. They came to remember Eden Wormer, to mourn her, but also to talk about bullying. With permission from each of their parents these children shared their stories. They wanted to talk about their experiences because of Eden.” Click here to view.
Youtube Credits: Uploaded by KeenanWestMusicTVon Mar 2, 2012
This video is dedicated to all the kids that stand up to bullying and those who choose to make a difference in the lives of kids who are bullied. Fifty cents from every download of both versions of “Never Ever” from iTunes and everywhere else digital music is sold will be donated to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center (PACER.org/Bullying).
Video Produced & Directed by Dawn Bierschwal (firstname.lastname@example.org) Music Track Produced by David Griffin & Ashley Shepherd Shot & Edited by Doug Baker Featuring Mark “Tiger Ninja” Lopez, Shelby Carper, “Drew T” Hamilton and the Kids from Sycamore Junior High.
A special thanks to the Sycamore Junior High and especially Principal Naber and Ms. Parks for sharing their amazing kids with us.
“Never Ever” available on iTunes: Featuring D Griff: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/never-ever-feat.-d-griff-single/id506006729
Go to http://www.youtube.com/KeenanWestMusicTV to see “Making of Never Ever” video and other Keenan West videos.