McKenzie Nicole Adams, a Linden, Alabama black girl kills herself after relentless bullying at school.
A Linden, Alabama family is mourning the loss of their 9 year old daughter following the girl taking her own life- allegedly the result of relentless bullying at school.
McKenzie Nicole Adams hung herself at the family home last Monday night after allegedly being subjected to ongoing bullying since the beginning of the year Tuscaloosanews reported.
Notice of the fourth grader’s suicide death came after her grandmother went to check on her granddaughter.
Reflected Eddwina Harris, McKenzie’s aunt, ‘It’s an emotional roller-coaster’.
The family which had been in preparation in buying McKenzie Christmas presents are now forced to reckon with funeral arrangements for the nine year old girl.
McKenzie attended U.S. Jones Elementary School in Demopolis, where her funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 15. She transferred to the school after her mother and grandmother complained to the State Board of Education that she was being bullied at her elementary school in Linden.
According to the aunt, McKenzie loved math and science and wanted to be a scientist.
The aunt said that ‘a lot of the bullying centered on her friendship with a white boy’.
‘She 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 b-tch,’ ‘just die’,’ she said.
Harris, an Atlanta-based television host, said she wants to use her platform to spread an anti-bullying message in light of her young niece’s suicide.
‘God has blessed me to help others with my platform, and now it’s time to help. There are so many voiceless kids,’ she said. ‘God is opening great doors for justice for my niece.’
Harris said she hopes her plans to speak out against bullying can save the lives of other children who feel hopeless.