By Laura Beck
|Felicia Garcia. Courtesy of Hilton Flores
Felicia Garcia, a 15-year-old Staten Island teenager, ended her life when she jumped in front of a subway train.
Witnesses have described the scene.
According to fellow students at Tottenville High School, Garcia was the target of bullying and slut-shaming because, according to the NY Post, she had sex with four football players at the same time at a party the previous weekend. Repulsively, the football players were allegedly doing quite a bit of that bullying. I'd really like to know exactly what went on there, I can guess, but I know the entire story will be beyond heartbreaking.
Friends say Garcia was teased, called a slut, and physically harassed in the halls. "They were torturing her," said classmate Stephanie Imparato. "How can you go through life being verbally assaulted like that? These guys are cruel and malicious."
Two days before she killed herself, Garcia tweeted, "I can't, I'm done, I give up."