- Associated Press - Friday, January 18, 2019

CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) - Authorities in Connecticut say school officials were told weeks before an 11-year-old girl killed herself that she was being bullied.

Anjelita Estrada’s death two days before Christmas was ruled a suicide. The sixth-grader began attending Doolittle Elementary School in Cheshire in September after moving from New Mexico.

Police reports obtained by the Republican-American say a teacher told school administrators about the bullying weeks before her death. The girl’s mother and stepfather told police after Anjelita’s death that the girl had felt she was being bullied because she was Hispanic.

School Superintendent Jeffrey Solan said school officials cannot comment on what they did in response to the bullying report because it is under investigation.

The state’s Child Fatality Review Panel is determining whether a full investigation is warranted.


This story has been corrected to show that police were told after the girl’s death that she was being bullied and were not alerted of the bullying before her death.


Information from: Republican-American, http://www.rep-am.com

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