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 !!”

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Oct 28, 2012 7:07 PM CDT
What if Felicia did have sex with multiple guys? Would we be here if it was the star running back of the team who had sex with 4 cheer leaders? Would he be berated, hounded, harassed by an endless tirade of wh*re, sl*t, b*tch, c*nt, toy, tramp, etc.? Would it be OK that he be bullied into areas so that he could be forcibly groped by individuals not directly involved, but what the hell they want a piece? “He gave it up before, so why not me.” How safe and secure is the world of a foster child, who is only a temporary fixture in the home. That is what Felicia was. A 15 year old girl trying to be liked, trying to fit in, trying not to be on the outside, working everyday just to feel average and normal. What put her in foster care? What if she came from parental drug use, abandonment, parental imprisonment or sexual abuse? Would that have a factor in those who seem clearly to feel she had it coming or are they just going to keep with, “Felicia would be old enough to buy cigarettes and vote in about 3 years.”?
Oct 28, 2012 7:06 PM CDT
So why didn't my comments post? Why did the moderator have to approve my comments? My language does not include cursive words or hate inspired rants. I am and have been critical of the NEWSER staff who would like to consider themselves more journalists than they are. IE: If you see a shooting star and write how cool it was that is journalism, but if you write about something someone else saw then wrote about it is capitalism.
Oct 27, 2012 10:45 PM CDT