A 9-year-old girl has committed suicide after her schoolmates bullied her for being friends with a white boy, her family has said.
McKenzie Nicole Adams suffered a year of vile abuse from pupils at US Jones Elementary School in Alabama before she eventually took her own life. She hanged herself at her home in Linden on December 3, according to reports. Her body was found by her granny.
McKenzie's family said she had been teased over her friendship with a white boy by bullies at her school, who told her to kill herself.
Her aunt Eddwina Harris told the Tuscaloosa News:
She was being bullied the entire school year, with words such as 'Kill yourself…you think you’re white because you ride with that white boy…you ugly.. black (expletive)…just die'.
McKenzie had transferred from another school where she had also been the victim of abuse from other students.