Bullying drove 13-year-old Rosalie Avila to kill herself, parents say

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Rosalie Avila, 13, of Yucaipa, hanged herself last Tuesday evening, after scribbling apology notes to her parents for the pain she knew her death would cause them, Freddie Avila said.

A 13-year-old California girl committed suicide after years of being bullied, her parents said.

And ever since Freddie and his wife Charlene had to say goodbye to their daughter - they have started receiving hateful cyber-bullying messages on social media.

Charlene said she couldn't understand how someone could be so mean to her.

"One of the notes said, 'Sorry, Mom and Dad, ' and then there was another note that said, 'Sorry, Mom, that you're going to find me like this", he told NBC News.

The teenager was described as smart, loving and an artist on the GoFundMe page.

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"'They told me I was ugly today, '" her father Freddie recalled reading.

According to Freddie, numerous kids at school would make fun of Rosalie for having braces.

Rosalie's parents spoke to reporters Sunday, Dec. 3, outside the Loma Linda Children's Hospital, where she has been on life support since the day she tried to commit suicide. Her family said she loved the snow as much as she loved the beach and enjoyed singing.

Rosalie's aunt has accused officials at Mesa View Middle School of being aware of the ongoing bullying.

One person sent them a message with a meme that said 'hey mom, ' next to a picture of Rosalie's face. "Tuck me in THIS", the caption read, with an arrow pointing to a grave.

Mom Charlene called the bullies "heartless". "You're a very heartless person, and you have no compassion".

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The grieving Avila parents said they alerted the Yucaipa middle school of the bullying, but believe not enough was being done to stop it. "I did everything I'm supposed to do as a father, and these people did not respond, because those bullies are still at the school", Freddie said. She always remembered her friends birthdays and would go out of her way to get them a gift. She was eventually taken off life support just days later.

The family has been trying to raise money to cover her funeral and medical expenses by setting up a GoFundMe campaign on the website.

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"My daughter is a victim of bullying".

As CrimeOnline previously reported, the heartbroken father revealed that he found his daughter hanging in her room on November 28.

In a statement, the school district said, "No one can fathom the heartbreak and confusion that we are certain many of our students and families are feeling right now. She wanted to be a lawyer and wanted to help the world to be a better place", Rosalie's mother wrote on GoFundMe.

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The family says dozens of people have contacted them saying their children are being bullied as well, especially on social media. "The world lost a treasure".

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