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Las Vegas sixth grader, 12, commits suicide after school bullying

A 12-year-old girl committed suicide after spending the school year being relentlessly bullied, according to her family. Her family claims the Las Vegas School District denied their daughter’s request to transfer.

Flora Martinez, a sixth-grader at Duane D. Keller Middle School, took her own life on May 7th.

“Look how hard it was for my daughter. My daughter was literally bullied to death,” said grieving mother Alice Martinez. told 8 News Now Thursday.

Flora Martinez committed suicide on May 7, her family announced, after being bullied for almost the entire school year. 8 Current news

Alice and Flora’s father, Joshua Parker, placed the blame on the Clark County School District, saying it failed to protect the girls.

Flora’s family said they reported the preteen’s distress to the school’s vice principal, but the bullying from her classmates continued.

Alice said the bullies targeted little Flora shortly after the start of the 2023-24 school year.

It was so serious that Alice Martinez filed paperwork to have Flora expelled from the middle school, but CCSD reportedly denied the request on October 6, 2023.

Flora’s parents, Alice and Joshua, said the Clark County School District did not intervene. 8 Current news

The district did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.

“At that point, I had already taken her out of school for two weeks because of various events. It was only a short time into the school year,” Martinez said.

The reported bullying intensified after Flora returned to the classroom, and her once vibrant and empathetic demeanor gradually faded.

“This wasn’t a one-time incident. She decided to take her own life. Months and months of bullying built up until she couldn’t take it anymore,” said Joshua Parker. said.

The student’s family reported the bullying to the vice principal multiple times, but to no avail. 8 Current news
“My daughter was literally bullied to death,” Alice Martinez said. 8 Current news

Rico, a former classmate, told the outlet that Flora was “very kind to everyone,” and the targeting appeared to be unfounded.

“I’m so sad because I felt like it was my fault because I really should have done something. I should have gotten everyone out of the way. I went to her,” the young man said. Ta.

According to her family, Flora continued to suffer until she committed suicide in her bedroom just before a family dinner.

Flora’s grieving parents accused the district of doing nothing to protect the girl.

Former classmate Rico said Flora was kind to all her classmates. 8 Current news

“The school had a duty to keep her safe while she was in their custody and I think they just failed miserably,” said her mother, Alice Martinez.

“Everyone involved in her transfer request failed her. If you are a parent and are not outraged by this, you are part of the problem.”

Flora’s suicide came just two days after 10-year-old Sammy Toish suffered the same fate after being subjected to similar bullying.

Similarly, the fourth grader’s family rang the alarm nearly 20 times before the tragedy.

If you live in New York City and are struggling with suicidal thoughts or experiencing a mental health crisis, call 1-888-NYC-WELL for free and confidential crisis counseling. I can. If you live outside the five boroughs, dial the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 988 or visit SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.

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