Teen kills herself in front of family after classmates opened social media accounts in her name and solicited sexBy Mason White 5:34 PM December 6, 2016
|Brandy Vela (center) with her family|
By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A teenager decided to take her own life in front of her family members after being bullied on the Internet for many years, according to police in Texas.
Texas City police said that they are looking to arrest those responsible for her death on a charge cyberbullying.
18-year-old Brandy Vela complained that she was constantly being bullied about her weight. Recently, several classmates opened social media accounts in her name, and they solicited sex from strangers.
As a result, Vela became very depressed. Vela filed a complaint with the police, saying that strangers are calling her and asking for sex.
The teen changed her phone number after police told her that there was nothing they could do as the suspects have used an untraceable app.
On Tuesday, Vela sent an email to her family, saying that she was going to commit suicide. Vela’s parents and grandparents rushed to save the teen, and they found her alive with a gun pressed to her body.
They pleaded for her to drop the weapon, but she pulled the trigger.