Columbus, NC - Columbus County authorities are investigating the death of a 10-year-old girl who hanged herself Monday night after repeatedly being bullied at school. Samantha West said she found her daughter, Jasmine McClain, dead in her bedroom Monday night.
“I just lost it because she took her last breath in my arms,” West said Wednesday. “She was a loving child. I just don’t understand.” Chadbourn Police Chief Steven Shaw said her death was obviously suicide, and he was about to close the case when he started checking posts on Facebook and other social media about Jasmine and her death. “Children started coming forward and making accusations that she was bullied — and bullied bad — in school,” Shaw said. Jasmine was picked on at Chadbourne Elementary School, West said, noting other children teased her about her clothes or her shoes. She left the school for a while and dreaded having to return about a month ago, her mother said.” – 5 News
This is some of the most devastating news. I might want to choke someone if this were my kid.. Then again this wouldn’t be my kid, cause I wouldn’t send my kid to school in dirty shoes and old hand me down goodwill clothes. What I’m about to say is going to offend some people. But it’s the truth that needs to be stated.
1. This is why you should not have kids when you know right off the bat you can’t afford to spoil them. It is selfish.
2. YES, The kids are freaking mean. Heck some of us were mean lil kids and teased the poorer kids when we were younger. Hell, I was poor and still teased other kids.
3. If you are going to be a sorry azz parent and throw your kid on anything to go to school in at least have the decency to lie to her and tell her material things don’t count for anything and that those other kids had stupid parents because they wasted money on sending their kids to school looking nice so they could concentrate on their studies and not feel uncomfortable.
When I hear heartbreaking stories like this I often wonder if these parents forgot their own childhood or if their childhood was free of bullying. I can remember growing up is being teased in the neighborhood or at school if my clothes were not up to par.
My grandmother did not have a lot of money raising me and my siblings. We had payless shoes MOST TIME, but never once would they say PROWINGS all over them. Our shoes were always CLEAN and White. Black for my brother cause he would get his dirty too quick. Our clothes were always new and clean. We took them off when we got home so that they would last.
Everyone wants to bring their kids up and tell them material things don’t matter and blah, blah, blah. That ish counts, especially when you are a child in school. Heck, even 50 cents son is questioned as to why he doesn’t have 50 pairs of shoes since his dad is 50 cent. Kids are cruel to everyone.. If you are bringing kids into this world in poverty get ya sh@t together. Get your lazy azz up and make something out of yourself. But then again, if being unable to provide for your child doesn’t make you figure out something, nothing will.. I am completely blaming this case on her mother.
Truth be told sometimes your best is just not good enough. Do better! When you are a half way decent parent your heart breaks when you can’t give your kid something. You will spend your last on that child. What’s the price of clean pair of shoes for a little girl $20??? So $20 here and there costed that child her life? Stop Playing. SMH,, I’m hella mad. Yet everyone wants to have a child and just provide them with love. There is more to life than just love.