A 13-year-old Staten Island boy took his own life on Thursday after students at the private school he was attending bullied him mercilessly, his family said on Friday.
Danny Fitzpatrick wrote a letter before his death that described the ordeal of dealing with bullies at Holy Angels Catholic School. In his note, Fitzpatrick writes that the school ignored his complaints. “He bullied me,” Danny wrote about one of his former friends. “They did it constantly until I went into a fight.” Danny describes in the letter, which his family posted on Facebook, how after the scuffle, he fractured his pinkie, but the teachers refused to help. “They didn’t do ANYTHING!” the boy pleaded in his letter. “I wanted to get out — I failed but I didn’t care I was out that’s all that matters.” The teen said his experience at the school had started out well, but became a nightmare once he began being taunted. “At first it was good lots of friends, good grades, great life,” he wrote. “I moved and went back but it was different. My old friends changed they didn’t talk to me they didn’t even like me.” After the fight that Danny said resulted in a fractured pinkie, he tried to tell the teachers. The only person at the school to come to his aid, Danny wrote, was one teacher, but she couldn’t do enough.
siehe auch: EXCLUSIVE: Staten Island boy, 13, kills self after Holy Angels Catholic Academy staff ‘didn’t do anything’ to stop bullying. Before he took his own life, Daniel Fitzpatrick, taunted and bullied, wrote a final, heartbreaking letter lamenting that nearly no one tried to help him. The 13-year-old Staten Island boy, mercilessly badgered over his weight, grades and his innocent heart, pleaded to his school for help. But teacher after teacher at Holy Angels Catholic Academy — the principal, too — turned a deaf ear, refusing to intervene, he said in the letter that was never sent. Finally, overwhelmed by the torment, Daniel hanged himself, his family said. Here are some warning signs for teens who may have been bullied He was found dead late Thursday by his older sister in the attic of his family home, a belt wrapped around his neck. “I gave up,” the teen scrawled on two sides of a single sheet of paper. “The teachers . . . they didn’t do anything,” he said, pouring his heart onto the page.