15-year-old Tovona Hilton commits suicide after friends share nude Snapchat video taken without permission

Tovona Hilton, 15, commits suicide because bullies filmed nude video of her and posted on social media

“I go to the bathroom; I couldn’t get in the bathroom. The bathroom light was off so I tried to get in and I looked down and I saw the puddle of blood. I tried to apply the pressure, the pressure to her head. I tried to save her” Holton-Teamer, mother

Tovonna Holton7.jpgTovonoa Holton took her life because of cyber bullying

Tovonna Holton took a gun from her mother’s purse and fatally shot herself in a bathroom Sunday night at her family’s Tampa-area home, her relatives told WFLA-TV.  Tovonna complained hours before her death about naked pictures her friends took of her without her permission, the family said.
“Tovonna would say, ‘Mommy, I owe them, I owe them.’” her mother Levon Holton-Teamer told the TV station. “I said, ‘What do you mean you owe them?’ I couldn’t understand what was wrong.”

Tovonna Holton2Tovona’s grieving mother, Levon Holton-Teamer wants justice for her daughter
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Family and friends gather to try and make sense of the mindless bullying that led to teen’s death

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office is investigating Holton’s death, but no suspects had been arrested Thursday. Tovonna’s aunt Angel Scott found out other teens had posted a nude video of Tovonna on the social media app Snapchat when Scott posted on Facebook about her niece’s death, she said.
“I just said, ‘If anybody knows anything, what happened? Have you heard of anything? Do you know who these kids are who have the pictures?’ I thought it was just pictures and then the kids started inboxing me,” Scott told the TV station. “Everybody was out there talking about her and calling her names, and they said it went up on social media, Snapchat. I’d never heard of that before about 3 something that afternoon.”

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Promising young life gone because some one took her nude oicture and circulated it on the internet

Tovonna was a freshman at Wiregrass Ranch High School in her hometown of Wesley Chapel. Her mother sent Tovonna to clean her room on Sunday night but found her dead minutes later, Holton-Teamer said.
“I go to the bathroom, I couldn’t get in the bathroom. The bathroom light was off so I tried to get in and I looked down and I saw the puddle of blood,” she said, breaking into tears.
“I want them to pay, to feel what we feeling, even if their child is convicted or in trouble they can go visit their child,” Scott said.

 

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