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Police Charge Two Students After The Suicide Of A 12-Year-Old Florida Girl

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Gabriella Green suicide details

A 12-year-old girl committed suicide earlier this month after two of her classmates allegedly bullied her into doing it. 

Gabriella Green was found dead her home in Panama City Beach, Florida on Jan. 10. She was reportedly harassed by two other 12-year-old students before she took her own life. Police found the messages on the girl's phone. 

According to the Florida Times Union, after she received the harassing messages, she went into a closet and hanged herself with a dog leash. 

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The two students — whose names aren't being released because they're minors — were arrested after investigators combed through several cellphone records and social media accounts. Both of them, a male and a female student, confessed to cyberbullying Green. 

“[The suspect’s] actions consisted of starting rumors of the victim having sexually transmitted diseases, vulgar name-calling … and threats to ‘expose’ personal and sensitive details of the victim’s life,” the police report read. 

Green allegedly called the male suspect and told him she was going to commit suicide and he responded something to the effect of, "if you're going to do it, just do it." 

He then ended the call. 

"He immediately regretted that statement, and began calling and text-messaging her, but did not receive a response," the statement read. 

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According to police, the investigation didn't reveal that cyberbullying was the sole cause of Green's death. Just that it was occurring at the time of her death. Her family does not feel the same way. 

Green's mother, Tanya green" said the students' arrests were "gratifying," after her daughter had to suffer in silence "with a smile on her face." 


In Florida, cyberstalking falls under Florida's stalking statute and carries a maximum punishment of one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. 

The official cause of Green's death has not yet been ruled. 

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