Irish American girl commits suicide in repeat of Phoebe Prince storyline
Ashlynn Conner,10, is the latest suicide victim of school bullying
“There are all kinds of aspects of this death to look into,” Johnson told the paper. “Bullying was brought up to us as a piece of the investigation, and we are still finding out information.”
Vermilion Sheriff Pat Hartshorn said: “We are not ruling out bullying, but we don’t have any firm evidence to support bullying.”
Ashlynn lived with her grandmother Lory Hackney. “She just loved the holidays and any occasion where there would be a big family gathering,” said her grieving grandmother. “I don’t know what was so bad she couldn’t wait.
“She liked school. When she got home from school, she would go straight to the kitchen table, sit down and do her homework. We didn’t even have to ask her.”
Hackney also said that she’s determined to do all she can to raise awareness about bullying.
“We have to prevent it so there won’t be other Ashlynns,” she said “I want to see a law that will hold parents accountable and to a degree, the kids, depending on their age. This cannot continue to happen.”
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