Felicia Garcia, a 15-year-old Staten Island teen who faced constant bullying, jumped to her death as an oncoming train at the Huguenot Staten Island Railway station pulled into the station.
According to her friends, bullies in her high school relentlessly tormented Garcia, especially those on the football team.
Garcia’s classmates looked in horror as she leaped to her death in front of a train yesterday.
The station platform was packed with fellow students from Tottenville HS at around 3:15pm, when a sobbing Garcia suddenly broke away and jumped.
She died at Staten Island University Hospital.
A few days before her death, Garcia tweeted, “I can’t. I’m done. I give up.”
As reported by the NYPost:
“She got bullied in the school, especially by the football players, because she looked different and had piercings,” said senior Amanda Liquori.
“She wouldn’t have done it if she wasn’t bullied,” another pal, Alissa Compitello, wrote on Twitter. “All this girl wanted was to be left alone. And nobody could do that for her.”
Gabriella Leone, whose younger sister witnessed the incident, said Felicia, who lived in foster homes, “had a terrible life on top of all the heartache — bullies at school taunted her and spread rumors. I hope all bullies get punished!”
Two years ago, another Tottenville HS student killed himself at the same station. Felicia’s death comes soon after 15-year-old Amanda Todd committed suicide after being relentlessly bullied by online tormentors.