George Molina will never have a chance to see his daughter flourish into a beautiful woman. Gabrielle Molina was only 12 years old, when her sister found her hanging in the bedroom they shared in Queens Village, New York City.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly confirmed Thursday that Gabby left a suicide note that talked about being bullied.
Cops are investigating whether Gabrielle was a victim of online harassment as well as face-to-face abuse.---
Pals of hers said Gabby got into a fist fight with another girl that was videotaped and posted on YouTube. They also said she had a history of cutting herself and had recently broken up with a boyfriend.
“There was information in the suicide note concerning cyber bullying,” Kelly said. “Detectives have taken two computers from the home and they will shortly be analyzed. It’s a terrible tragedy.”
“She was bullied,” said IS 109 classmate Samantha Martin, 12. “She said that she wanted to move schools because she felt uncomfortable. People wanted to jump her.”
The seventh-grader, an aspiring lawyer, also was heckled after classmates saw a YouTube video that showed her getting beaten up by a former friend, said family pal Ronnie Ocampo.
“It was kind of brutal,” he said. “Based on the video, you can see that Gabby was fighting for herself in spite of the other girl being taller.”
George Molina fumed that Gabrielle’s school, IS 109, did not respond quickly enough when the family complained to administrators about the online footage.
But Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said yesterday that a preliminary investigation did not reveal any serious bullying problems at the Queens middle school.
However, the school was given only a “C” for its safety environment in the city’s 2012 progress reports.
“I don’t think I knew the word suicide when I was 12 years old or 11 years old,” Walcott said.
A staggering 70 percent of IS 109 students said they didn’t feel safe there.