Brandy Vela, a high school senior, shot herself in front of her parents after being tormented by anonymous bullies who used encrypted messaging apps to abuse her. The 18-year-old ignored her parent’s desperate pleas, ultimately pulling the trigger in front of both her parents and grandparents while her sisters were in another room.
Via Click 2 Houston:
Texas City High School senior Brandy Vela took her own life Tuesday afternoon.
Her family says despite being well-loved and having a lot of friends, none of it helped when it came to what they call the “relentless bullying” that led to her eventual death.
Brandy Vela’s final text to her family was: “I love you so much just remember that please and I’m so sorry for everything.”
Brandy’s entire family attribute her death to an onslaught of bullying for years. They said her weight was the main target and people would allegedly create fake social media accounts to harass her.
According to reports, it is not known who the gun she used to kill herself belongs to, and no arrests have been made.
-Brandy Vela, 18, was abused for years by anonymous online bullies who used encrypted messaging apps to tease her
-Vela sent a text message to her sisters saying: ‘I love you so much just remember that please and I’m so sorry for everything.’
-The Texas City senior pulled the trigger in front of her parents and grandparents while her sister was in the other room.
-Jacqueline Vela, her 22-year-old sister, said Brandy was tired of being the subject of bullies who ridiculed her about her weight.
-Victor Vela, Brandy’s brother, issued a message to his sister’s bullies: ‘I’m glad you got what you wanted. I hope this makes you happy.’