11-Year-Old Kills Herself After Being Bullied, Mother Says


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The mother of an 11-year-old girl who attended a Mount Holly, New Jersey, middle school told a local news outlet her daughter emailed school officials about being bullied a week before she committed suicide in February.

Elaina LoAlbo said her daughter, Felicia LoAlbo-Melendez, was discovered unresponsive at F.W. Holbein School on Feb. 6 and died two days later, reported Sunday. 

Officials did not publicly identify LoAlbo-Melendez by name, but the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office said one student found another student unresponsive in a closed bathroom stall at F.W. Holbein School on Feb. 6, reported, citing a statement from the prosecutor’s office. The student was brought to a local hospital, and then transferred to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, according to the outlet.

“An investigation into the student’s death by the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office, which included a review of the school’s surveillance cameras, determined that she was alone in the restroom when this tragic action occurred,” the prosecutor’s office said in a statement, reported. (RELATED: New Jersey School Superintendent Resigns After Bullied 14-Year-Old Student Dies By Suicide)

LoAlbo-Melendez reportedly emailed the school before her death, claiming the school was “breaking the laws” by allegedly not taking action against the bullying she reportedly faced.

LoAlbo-Melendez’s father, NJ Transit Detective Alexis Melendez, died of cancer less than two weeks before she passed away, according to

The Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office did not respond to the Daily Caller’s request for comment by the time of publication.