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12-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide at D.C. Boarding School

A 12 year old girl was found dead at a Washington D.C. Boarding School on Tuesday and according to police it was an apparent suicide due to bullying.

According to NBC News Washington:

The body of the child, a seventh-grader, was found at The SEED Public Charter School of Washington (SEED DC), police said. Her death is being investigated as an apparent suicide, police sources tell News4.

Parents at the school were called and told to pick up their children.

Keana Bedney-Wallace, the parent of another student at the school, spoke outside the school about the tragedy.

“It’s really sad that at 12 years old you feel like the only solution is to take your life. It’s heartbreaking,” she said. “I’m a mom of five, and I couldn’t imagine. I pray for the family, that they get through this.”

D.C. police responded to the school on the 4300 block of C Street SE, near East Capitol Street, for a report of an unconscious person. The child was found dead in her dorm room.

The parents of two students at the school told News4 their children told them the girl had been bullied. The school did not respond to an inquiry about whether the child had been bullied.

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