A black 9-year-old girl in Alabama took her own life after facing bullying and racism in class at US Jones Elementary School.
McKenzie Adams hanged herself Dec. 3 in her home in Linden, about 100 miles west of Montgomery, and was discovered by her grandmother.
The fourth-grader had been the target of bullying at US Jones Elementary School, where she was teased over her friendship with a white male classmate.
A group of reckless irresponsible students taunted McKenzie by telling her to commit suicide.
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Sadly little McKenzie was being bullied the entire school year, with words such as ‘kill yourself,’ ‘you think you’re white because you ride with that white boy,’ ‘you ugly,’ ‘black bitch,’ ‘just die.’”
The victim's family says that the school did nothing to stop the bullying.
The Demopolis School District released a statement saying:
We are cooperating with the Demopolis and Linden Police Departments in their joint investigation of this incident and will continue to make the district a safe place for children.
McKenzie loved math and hoped to become a scientist one day.