Teen Jumped to Her Death Over Sex-Party Bullying

Felicia Garcia was tormented over night with football players: police
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 26, 2012 2:48 PM CDT
Felicia Garcia.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – For Felicia Garcia, an oncoming train was better than another day of bullying. The long-troubled girl—a chronic runaway who lived with foster parents—jumped to her death at a packed train station on Staten Island this week because she was bullied, police say. "Kids are saying she had sex with some guys from the football team at a party after the game," a friend of 15-year-old Felicia Garcia tells the Daily News. "Later on they wouldn't leave her alone about it. They just kept bullying her and bullying her."

Felicia had a mediation session Wednesday with a counselor and a 17-year-old boy who allegedly bullied her—but he denied doing anything. Afterwards, at the station, she just fell backwards in front of an oncoming train. "Just before she fell, she said, ‘Finally, it’s here,'" said a classmate. “It was the most horrible thing I've ever seen.” Now the tragedy has sparked a battle between students and Tottenville High School's football team, with protesters cursing the team and one player responding with an angry tweet: “EVERBODY WHO IS BLAMING THE FOOTBALL PLAYERS S— & MIND YOUR BUISNESS !!” (Read more suicide stories.)

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