May 13, 2015

Amber Caudel - bullied to death in Washington State

Amber Caudel, age 12, died on May 7, 2015, at her home in Everett, Washington. 
Amber Caudel

Amber hung herself. 

Amber's father, Scott Caudel, states that relentless bullying was the cause of his daughter's suicide. She was picked on at school and on the Internet. 

She wanted to be popular but was called a slut and a whore by some of the students at Evergreen Middle School. Somebody spit on her at school. She wasn't doing well academically and was going to have to repeat Grade 7 and perhaps quit cheerleading. 

On May 11, 2015, many students marched out of Evergreen Middle School to show support for Amber and to take a stand against bullying. 

The circumstances of Amber's death are under investigation by the Everett Police Department. 

Scott Caudel states that he reported the ongoing bullying to the school on two
Saint Bernadette of Lourdes, who
said "I am ground like a grain of
wheat", pray for Amber and for
all who are ground down by
occasions. The Everett School District states that it has a zero tolerance policy on bullying in their school system and that they are looking into the matter. 

If you are considering ending your life or if you just need someone to talk to, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, day or night. A skilled counselor will be able to help you.

To any middle school or high school students who are reading this:

~ Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
~ Do not contribute to another's downfall. Tomorrow or five years from now, it could be you who is being humiliated.
~There is nothing cool about human suffering.

Friends describe Amber as a young girl with a heart of gold. She was respectful and loving. 

Amber's loved ones are devastated over her tragic and unnecessary death. She will be forever mourned.

Amber is survived by many loving friends and family members.

Pray for all who are tormented.

Pray for all who die young. They barely had a chance to live.

Pray that Amber is in heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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