Nude Snapchat Leak Drove Teen Girl to Suicide

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Tovonna Holton eliminated herself after her buddy published a picture of her showering on Snapchat that was then shown other students, her mommy stated.”>

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A 15-year-old Florida lady dedicated suicide after good friends supposedly taped her in the shower, then published the video on Snapchat.

Tampa mommy Levon Holton-Teamer informed WFLA that her child, Tovonna, was distressed about the bullying prior to she eliminated herself Sunday.

Now, according to one buddy, Tovonnas ex-boyfriend acquired the naked recording and published it on Twitter after they separated.

The couple had actually been combating the night prior to Tovonna passed away, long time friend Christian Coyle-Watts informed The Daily Beast, and separated Sunday early morning.

Tovonna understood [her good friend] published the video, however Tovonnas partner published it, aiming to expose her in a negative method, Coyle-Watts stated. He did it simply since he understood he could, and it would injure her sensations.

A constables department representative informed The Daily Beast he hadnt become aware of the accusations versus Tovonnas partner.

Tovonnas mother aimed to piece together exactly what occurred to her child to WFLA.

Tovonna would state, Mommy, I owe them; I owe them. I stated, What do you imply you owe them? I couldnt comprehend exactly what was incorrect, Holton-Teamer stated.

Hours later on, Tovonnas mom discovered her in the restroom with a gunshot injury to the head around 6 p.m. The high-schooler had obviously utilized her moms handgun , which was stowed away in her bag, to eliminate herself.

I couldnt enter the restroom, Holton-Teamer stated tearfully on electronic camera. The restroom light was off so I aimed to enter and I looked down and I saw the puddle of blood. I attempted to use the pressure, the pressure to her head. I aimed to conserve her.

The women household went on Facebook to look for responses, WFLA reported.

They state her pals tape-recorded her in the tub while she was naked then published it on Snapchat, Stefonique Collier, Tovonnas niece, informed The Daily Beast.

Relatives would later on discover a buddy presumably released the naked imagesshared with lots of classmateswithout Tovonnas consent, the mom stated.

I simply stated, If anyone understands anything, exactly what occurred? Have you become aware of anything? Do you understand who these kids are who have the imagines? Tovonnas auntie, Angel Scott, informed WFLA. I believed it was simply images and after that the kids began inboxing me.

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Scott quickly found the bullying reached naked video of Tovonna, who participated in Wiregrass Ranch High School in Wesley Chapel.

They state her buddies tape-recorded her in the tub while she was naked then published it on Snapchat, Stefonique Collier, Tovonnas niece, informed The Daily Beast.

After Tovonnas buddy published the shower recording on Snapchat, individuals started taking screenshots and sharing them, good friend Zoe Vereen stated.

Collier stated she saw Tovonna, who simply turned 15, at the beach recently.

They were calling her names, Vereen informed The Daily Beast.

Coyle-Watts stated Tovonnas Snapchat recording was suggested to be a body gratitude post prior to the ex-boyfriend supposedly released it.

The ex-boyfriend grieved her death on Twitter, composing, She was so stunning and I want I can return in time and avoid all this.

No one is at fault, he continued in another tweet. She had issues going on that nobody understood about. Let my angel rest in peace.

In an interview with The Daily Beast on Friday, Lumbano rejected publishing the Snapchat video footage on Twitter or in other places. He states, he and Tovonna had a battle Saturday due to the fact that he didnt desire Tovonna to publish the images.

She never ever even appreciated the snap, Lumbano stated in a telephone call. I didnt desire individuals to see my sweetheart revealing too much.

He called the bullying accusations false, and stated Tovonna had other issues vexing her, consisting of arguments with her moms and dads.

Lumbano stated he last saw her Sunday early morning. He and other buddies were hanging out at Tovonnas home while her mother wasnt house. They went away when Tovonnas mom got home, and she entered problem, Lumbano insurance claims.

Lumbano revealed The Daily Beast a screenshot of his last sms message with Tovonna, who suggested she was being significantly penalized.

My mother dislikes me. I actually fuck up everything. I’m such a fuckup and I cannot do anything any longer, she composed. I’m genuinely sorry and I’ll constantly like you.

Friends and household explained Tovonna as a fun-loving lady who played flag football.

She was constantly chuckling, Collier stated. Everything, it would be the craziest things, she would constantly be chuckling, constantly smiling.

In a sincere Facebook tribute, household pal Shannon Nicole composed, This angel and her household belonged of our joy household years back, including that Tovonna had such an enjoyable spirit therefore complete of energy.

I dislike that she needed to withstand such malice and hurt due to the fact that of cyberbullying, the buddy composed. We have to teach our youth and lots of young people about the value of empathy, compassion and life.

Holton-Teamer informed WFLA that Tovonna had actually been bullied in the past which she was thinking about taking her from the school next year.

A representative for the Pasco County Sheriffs Office stated the case is under examination.

The investigators are checking out all angles, Eddie Daniels informed The Daily Beast.

Wiregrass Ranch High School referred demands for remark to the Pasco County School District.

At this time, together with the household were grieving the loss of Tovonna Holton, Spencer Pylant, a representative for the district, informed The Daily Beast. Were dealing with the Pasco constables workplace. Weve turned everything over to them.

Meanwhile, Holton-Teamers buddies altered their Facebook profile images to collages of Tovonnas confront with the words stop bullying now! Others requested for assistance in snatching the students who bothered Tovonna.

I desire them to pay, to feel exactly what we sensation, even if their kid is founded guilty or in difficulty they can go visit their kid, Scott informed WFLA.

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