Police investigating possible cyber bullying in teen's suicide

Police investigating possible cyber bullying in teen's suicide

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by GLENN COUNTS / NewsChannel 36

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Posted on March 27, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 27 at 8:21 PM

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Davidson Police are investigating a death that has had a dramatic effect on teens at Hough and North Mecklenburg High Schools.

NewsChannel 36 is not revealing the name of the victim because her death was a suicide.

"She was really sweet and she was hilarious. She just had something about her that made people want to be friends," said Grace Huey, who has known her since middle school.

Police are involved because the death might be the result of cyber bullying.

"Kids don’t realize what it does to people--it impacts their lives," said Sergeant Barney Poole. He told NewsChannel 36 that the suspect is a student at North Mecklenburg High School. Police are trying to determine a motive.

The incident happened March 13. Investigators said the victim’s mother found her at home. She was rushed to the hospital, but passed away.

Huey saw her friend a week before she died. "I just started, I just burst out crying. I feel like it has not sunk in yet, like it hasn't hit me," she said. Huey is glad police are taking a look. "There obviously had to be something there that pushed her to the limit that made her do that."

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