Girl’s suicide after alleged attack troubles town

One evening last Labor Day weekend, 15-year-old Audrie Pott headed to a friend’s house. Unbeknownst to their parents, the girls planned to party.

That night Audrie Pott got drunk. She was allegedly sexually assaulted by three boys. A humiliating photo was circulated, her family’s attorney says. Eight days later, she hanged herself.

If the story rings familiar, it’s because, tragically, it is. The federal government last year released data showing a rise in cyberbullying and youth suicide. Three boys await trial on charges of sexual battery in Pott’s case.

This week their classmates have Memorial Day off, a rare three-day weekend before the rush of finals. If Audrie were alive she probably would have celebrated on that school-free Monday. It would have been her 16th birthday.

Via: Fox News