A Bullied Staten Island Boy Commits Suicide: Daniel Wrote In Heartbreaking Letter That Nobody Did Anything To Help Him

Erin Fitzgerald

A Staten Island teen committed suicide after being constantly bullied at school. When nobody would do anything, the boy wrote a heartbreaking letter before killing himself.

A life ended tragically when nobody was there to help a 13-year-old boy from Staten Island, Daniel Fitzpatrick, who was repeatedly bullied at school. He was constantly made fun of because of his weight, as well as his grades at school, but when he begged for help, nobody did anything at Holy Angels Catholic Academy in Staten Island, the boy mentioned in his letter.

"I gave up. The teachers... they didn't do anything."

The boy's parents are devastated. His mother made this heart-wrenching statement to the Daily News.

"My son shouldn't have to die to be heard. There's something wrong with the adults in authority positions when kids can't go to them for help. No parent is supposed to bury their child."

When the boy first started going to school at Holy Angels Catholic Academy, he said he liked it there and had a lot of friends, as he stated in his letter. However, things completely changed after he moved away, then moved back and continued at Holy Angels Catholic Academy.

"At first it was good. Lots of friends, good grades, and great life, but I moved and went back, but it was different. My old friends changed. They didn't talk to me. They didn't even like me."
"If one person didn't like you, no one liked you. Danny was always left out. He used to come up to me and ask me to get kids to play with him. The other kids would say they thought he was weird."

"Please. Please. This is hard."
"In light of this tragedy we are reexamining all bullying prevention policies and training. The principal, teachers, and staff of Holy Angels Catholic Academy are heartbroken over the loss of Danny Fitzpatrick. We take the issue of bullying very seriously and address every incident that is brought to our attention."
"Danny said that he was afraid of his teachers. He felt like the whole school knew what was going on and was laughing behind his back. They humiliated him."

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