by Wonda Juicy
A bullied New York teen, Felicia Garcia, 15, sobbing, leaped to her death at around 3.15 pm at the Huguenot Staten Island Railway station platform, which was packed with schoolkids traveling home after dismissal from Tottenville High School, where Garcia was a student, sources added.
The teen, who friends claimed had long been tormented by school bullies, in particular football players, tweeted on Monday: ‘I cant. im done. I give up.’
The same day she posted photographs of herself on Instagram where she appears beaten and bruised, with her lips seemingly cut or sewn together. She added the hashtag ‘beatup.’
A friend, Alissa Compitello, tweeted yesterday that the relentless bullying Felicia was dealt at school had driven the student to take her own life.
‘SHE WAS BULLIED… SHE WOULDN’T HAVE DONE IT IF SHE WASN’T BULLIED,’ the teen wrote.
Earlier, Compitello tweeted: ‘All this girl wanted was to be left alone… and nobody could do that for her. #prayforfelicia.’
Another pal, Domenica Modica, said her father carried Felicia to the ambulance stretcher and tried to revive her before she was rushed to Staten Island University Hospital.
“I hope the football team feels guilty for what they did to her,” said Stephanie Imparato, 15, who said she was friends with Felicia.
Department of Education spokeswoman, said the incident is now a being investigated by police.
The NYPD had no immediate comment.
Several students said Garcia, a normally outgoing teen, was teased over a relationship she had earlier in the year with one of the football players.
“They were torturing her,” Imparato said. “How can you go through life being verbally[..]aulted like that? These guys are cruel and malicious.”
A senior who knew her, 17-year-old Victoria, who asked her last name not be used, said the bullying happened in hallways and online.
“This poor girl was called a slut. She was teased on Facebook. People knock books out of kids hands,” she said.
They said some of the players were on the platform with her yesterday afternoon and taunting her with sexsually explicit jeers when she suddenly jumped.