Phoebe Prince “ did not want to die and just snapped and had nowhere to turn.” her aunt EIlen Moore has said in a new interview.
“She wanted the pain to stop” said Moore, speaking to People magazine.
She blamed school authorities. “The signs were there and there was no support” she said.
Prince,15, who moved from Clare in Ireland to South Hadley Massachusetts took her own life in January 2010 after repeated bullying episodes
“If it can happen to an intelligent beautiful girl it can happen to anyone.” Moore. 53, said.
More also stated that Phoebe’s legacy would be to help other teens who are being bullied because of the renewed focus on bullying because of Phoebe’s death.
“I think her legacy will be to help other teens” Moore said.
Her message would be that “you have to help the person who’s being bullied get stronger.” she said.
Meanwhile some parents at South Hadley High say the bullying has not stopped.
Susan Smith, whose son was a friend of Phoebe’s said “ They haven’t changed a thing , I had nightmares of him going back.”
Meanwhile it has transpired that Sean Mulveyhill, one of those accused of bullying Phoebe to take her own life, attended the first game of the high school team and was welcomed back by the team and coaches.
“I was happy he was back with us,” said Alex Parker, a player, “Everybody love Sean. Everybody misses him.”
Another friend claimed Sean loved Phoebe and wished her no harm. “Shortly after she died they made those purple bracelets ’Phoebe Prince, Always in our Hearts.’ Sean still wears his bracelet. he hasn’t taken it off since he got it,” the friend said.