A 15-year-old girl from Tampa, Florida, committed suicide after a naked video of her in the shower was posted to Snapchat.
According to WFLA, Tovonna Holton took a gun from her mother’s purse and killed herself in the bathroom.
Levon Holton-Teamer, Tovonna’s mother, found her daughter’s body.
“I go to the bathroom; I couldn’t get in the bathroom. The bathroom light was off so I tried to get in and I looked down and I saw the puddle of blood. I tried to apply the pressure, the pressure to her head. I tried to save her,” Holton-Teamer told the television station on Wednesday.
Just hours before, the teen had expressed concern over a naked picture her friends had taken without her permission.
“Tovonna would say, ‘Mommy, I owe them; I owe them’. I said, ‘What do you mean you owe them?’ I couldn’t understand what was wrong,” Levon Holton-Teamer told WFLA.
Tovonna’s aunt Angel Scott took to Facebook in search of answers when she discovered a nude video of Tovonna, taken while she was in the shower.
“Everybody was out there talking about her and calling her names, and they said it went up on social media, Snapchat. I’d never heard of that before about 3 something that afternoon,” Scott said.
School officials reported the bullying complaints to authorities, and the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.
Wiregrass Ranch High School, where Tovonna was a freshman, provided a crisis team for students earlier this week.
All Tovonna’s family wants now is justice.
“I want them to pay, to feel what we feeling, even if their child is convicted or in trouble they can go visit their child,” Scott said.