A Bolingbrook High School student who hanged herself March 13 left a 12-page suicide note detailing how she was bullied on Facebook, her mother, Yolanda Parker, recently told the Chicago Sun-Times.
Kenyatta Parker died this month at the age of 15. She was a sophomore honors student at Bolingbrook High School. Her death remains under investigation.
The suicide note included several negative comments posted on a video of Parker dancing from the waist down, a video Parker sent to someone days before her death. Part of her midriff was showing.
“Someone said she was too dark," Yolanda Parker told the Sun-Times. "You’re too ugly. Stuff like that. People started saying, ‘you’re a ‘ho.’ In the hallways, people were calling her a 'bust down.'"
After Kenyatta Parker's death, her mother gained access to her Facebook page, where she found more nasty messages.
“I left a message saying I would appreciate it if you would stop leaving posts," she told the Sun-Times. "For people to be saying this kind of stuff is not right. Kenyatta pretty much told me her life was ruined. This is not a joke."
Editor's note: It was previously reported that Kenyatta Parker was sexually abused by her father, based on a misread on the Sun-Times article. Parker did say she was sexually abused in her suicide note but did not say by who.
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