With everything that we see and hear about bullying these days, I’m often surprised that we don’t do enough to counter the bullying that our children are witnessing and experiencing on a daily basis. It’s truly becoming an epidemic and with each story we hear, my heart absolutely breaks for every live lost because of senseless bullying.
Daniel Fitzpatrick of Staten Island, New York, is the latest victim of bullying to make national headlines after he hanged himself in an apparent suicide. In his tragic suicide note, he claimed that his friends from school stopped talking to him and didn’t like him. While we still don’t know all the details surrounding this case, Daniel’s father recently filmed a clip for his son’s bullies and the world to see and let me tell you, not only is this heartbreaking, but absolutely haunting too, as no parent should ever have to do this.
Daniel Fitzpatrick committed suicide after being bullied by his peers at school.