Tovonna Holton, a freshman at Wiregrass Ranch High School in Wesley Chapel, killed herself after a naked video of her in the shower was taken without her permission and posted to the social media app Snapchat.
Who Is Tovonna Holton?
Tovonna Holton was a freshman student at Wiregrass Ranch High School in Wesley Chapel, Florida.
What Happened To Tovonna Holton?
The Florida teenager took her life mere hours after the video was posted. She had taken a gun from her mother’s purse and shot herself in the bathroom of her home on Sunday, June 5.
According to a quote from her mother, Levon Holton-Teamer, via Daily Mail:
I go into the bathroom, I couldn’t get into 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,’ she said. ‘I tried to save her.’
Holton-Teamer recalls that just a couple of hours before her daughter was found dead, she had spoken told her about a nude picture her friends had taken of her without permission. Tovonna then told her mother that she “owed them”
“I said, ‘What do you mean you owe them?’ I couldn’t understand what was wrong,” Holton-Teamer said of the conversation
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, the lead investigators of the case, are looking into the allegations of cyber bullying. Eddie Daniels, a spokesman for the Sherrif’s Office, told the reporters that investigators are aware of allegations regarding the nude video and ‘continue to investigate all angles.’
Stories like this make me hate my job, hate humanity, hate everything. Somebody LOST THEIR LIFE because of one idiot and their Snapchat.