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Bullied Teen Amanda Cummings Jumps in Front of Bus with Suicide Note
In New York City, 15-year-old girl Amanda Cummings jumped in front of a city bus, clutching a suicide note, just two days after Christmas, a NYPD spokesman said.
Cummings was critically hurt in the collision and eventually died to her serious injuries after six days.
Cummings' death comes just weeks after revealing posts on her Facebook page, in which she talks about "feeling depressed" and asks "what did I do to deserve this?"
In one disturbing post on December 1, 2011, she writes: "I'll go kill myself."
Her uncle Keith Cummings told the Staten Island Advance that bullying was the ultimate cause of her tragic death. He claims that she was being tormented by bullies who picked on her at school, mocked her and took her phone, shoes and jacket.
Keith Cummings, who plans to use the law to hold her tormentors to account, also said that there were cruel posts and inappropriate comments being put on Amanda's Facebook wall while she was fighting for her life in hospital.
"I'm not going to tolerate this. I'm gonna go full force. Kids can't do this to each other," Keith Cummings said.
The funeral of the New Dorp High School sophomore, who would have celebrated her 16th birthday party in September, is expected to take place this week.
Amanda’s mother has decided to donate her young daughter's organs to save the life of another.
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