A ten-year-old girl in Colorado hanged herself after she was bullied at her elementary school.
Ashawnty Davis was placed on life support for two weeks after she hanged herself but ultimately died on Wednesday, according to KDVR.
Her father, Anthony Davis, described Ashawnty as a “child of joy” but said that she had changed significantly after getting into a fight at school in October.
According to her mother, Latoshia Harris, Ashawnty had confronted a girl who was bullying her and was caught on camera as the confrontation turned into a fight and a group of other children gathered around to watch.
The fight, which took place at Sunrise Elementary, was captured on cell phone video and later posted to social media, which absolutely devastated Ashawnty.
“She was devastated when she found out it had made it to Musical.ly,” Davis recalled.
After the video was posted online, Harris said, the bullying only got worse.
“My daughter came home two weeks later and hanged herself in the closet,” Harris said.
The school district has since responded, calling the death a “heartbreaking loss,” and adding that they turned the video over to the police.
“We do not tolerate bullying of any kind in our schools,” the district said.