His name was Daniel Fitzpatrick and he was a 13-year-old boy from Staten Island and he took his own life last Thursday and being unable to endure any more bullying. His final words, “I give up”.
School is starting soon and I have to say, having been on the side of this, my heart is breaking as I am sure every parent or siblings or friends is. I watched my mother bury a child, my grandmother bury her grandchild and my sister and I buried a brother. We felt robbed. I can tell you, these parents feels robbed.
I have ZERO tolerance for bullying. I have ZERO tolerance for anyone who stands by and allows for this to happen to another student. Tell a teacher. Reach out. You are NOT alone. Please, if you are in this dark place. If you are feeling this is your option. You are NOT alone.
This is the final letter from Daniel. His parents have released it hoping that it will prevent this from happening.
Here’s his father: