Heartbroken Parents Of Bullied Teen Son Share Suicide Note
Man, this is tough.
Daniel Fitzpatrick, father of 13-year-old Danny who died from suicide last week, has shared a video to Facebook and his son's tragic suicide note.
In the note, Danny explains what lead to his death: relentless bullying at his school and refusal by the staff to step in and save his life.
According to Danny, he moved away from school and when he came back, his “old” friends bullied him constantly until he was goaded into a fight. He wrote that he tried to get help but no one would listen.
“I gave up,” the teen wrote. “The teachers either they didn’t do ANYTHING. Not get them in trouble even though they did trouble, I got in trouble instead.”
One teacher did listen to him and try to help, but that didn’t last long.
“I wanted to get out. I begged and pleaded," he wrote. "I failed, but I didn’t care. I was out. That’s all (I) wanted.”
In a video posted to Facebook, a tearful Daniel admits that "children can be such horrible creatures."
“They’re monsters. Disgusting little monsters. To the parents of the boys that tormented my son, all I have to say is I hope you never, never have to feel what my family is going through right now.”
"You get to hold your children every night and day for the rest of your lives and their natural lives," he continued. "I don’t get that anymore. Your little monsters took that from me and my wife and his sisters.”
We still have so much work to do.