Daniel Safrit
Someone Being Bullied
Male | Salisbury, NC   United States
Erwin Middle School Suicides: Protecting Every Child From Bullying
Bullying Type: Emotional
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12/12/13 12:42 AM
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On September 27th, 2013, Daniel Safrit committed suicide due to the bullying he faced at Charles C. Erwin Middle School (EMS) in Rowan County, North Carolina. Since then, his family and many members of the community are on a mission to stop bullying, hoping that they can change the way students treat one another.

As stated by Allison Latos, from WSOCTV, Daniel’s life changed in the fall when he “complained about bullying, especially name-calling,” and started to see himself as “an ugly person.” A variety of confidential sources in the community told Decoded Parenting that he and his family went to school officials for help, but to no avail. The school allegedly said, “We can’t protect every child.”

According to the CDC, suicide is the third leading cause of death in teenagers, making up about 11% of all deaths.

EMS serves under 1,000 kids in grades 6-8. Sources told Decoded Parenting that Daniel was one of several EMS students to commit suicide after struggling with bullying in the past few years. One confidential source, who is part of the judicial system, confirmed to Decoded Parenting that there have been at least three other suicides at EMS in addition to Daniel, two of whom experienced bullying from other students.

The EMS home page has a link to report bullying – is this enough, or are school systems failing kids, when they need help most?


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