A teenage girl killed herself after her friends filmed a video of her in the shower and posted it on Snapchat, her family said.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 said Tovonna locked herself in the bathroom. 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.’
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.
‘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.’