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A teenage girl killed herself after her friends filmed a video of her in the shower and posted it on Snapchat

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A teenage girl killed herself after her friends filmed a video of her in the shower and posted it on Snapchat

Tovonna Holton stole a gun from her mother Levon Holton-Teamer’s handbag and shot herself in the family’s bathroom, according to her mother.

The 15-year-old from Florida was found dead hours after the footage was uploaded on the social media app.

Ms Holton-Teamer, who has posted pictures of her with her daughter on Facebook, said Tovonna locked herself in the bathroom.

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She told WFLA-TV: ‘I couldn’t get in the bathroom.

 

‘The bathroom light was off so I tried to get in and I looked down and I saw the puddle of blood. I tried to apply the pressure, the pressure to her head. I tried to save her.’

She also spoke about the last conversation she had with her daughter.

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‘Tovonna would say, ‘Mommy, I owe them; I owe them.’ I said, ‘What do you mean you owe them?’ I couldn’t understand what was wrong.’

After her death, Tovonna’s aunt Angel Scott discovered that bullies had shared the naked images of Tovonna.

 

She told the news station: ‘Everybody was out there talking about her and calling her names and they said it went up on social media, Snapchat. I’d never heard of that before about three-something that afternoon.

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‘I want [the bullies] to pay, to feel what we feeling, even if their child is convicted or in trouble, they can go visit their child.’

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