Suicide of Queens 12-year-old linked to cyber-bullying

Posted at 9:44 AM, May 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-29 09:44:57-04

QUEENS (PIX11) — Friends of a 12-year-old Queens girl are speaking out about her suicide. The middle school kids, joined by community leaders, held a press conference on the steps of Intermediate School 109 in Queens Village Tuesday.

They spoke about their friend, Gabrielle Molina, who hanged herself in her Queens Village home last week.

“All these students know Gabby didn’t deserve any of this, ” said student Nia James.

Police said Gabrielle had left a note that said she had been bullied online but her friends maintain they didn’t know how much she was hurting.

“Prior to what happened, she never spoke up about what happened,” said Hanna Hendrax.

The NYPD took computers from the girl’s home and police are investigating the data. Councilman Leroy Comie joined the children at the school Tuesday and said there was “… no reason why anyone should be bullying her.”

The growing sentiment in the community; more needs to be done to help children and stop the bullying.