Essay by dead girl to be disclosed to counter bullying
Sunday, February 4, 2007 at 07:05 EST
SAITAMA — An essay by a 14-year-old girl who committed suicide due to bullying at school in Warabi, Saitama Prefecture, is set for public disclosure, the city's education board said Saturday. The essay will be released as an official education board document, as her parents want her outcry against bullying to reach many people, board officials said.
The girl jumped to her death from her family's condominium in June 2004. She left a note citing the cause of her suicide as bullying at school. Her essay was submitted to her school the day before her suicide. In it she wrote: "It must be sad and painful for everybody to be rejected," "Is there anybody in the world who needs me?" and "Bullying has sent me to rock bottom."