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ELIZABETH NICOLE EVANS: VIRGINIA’S GOUCESTER HIGH STUDENT KILLS HERSELF ‘AFTER BULLIES PUNCHED HER, STUFFED HER IN LOCKERS AND TRASHCANS’ FOR YEARS..

Loss: Elizabeth Nicole Evans, 16, killed herself last week after years of bullying at school, her father said

High school student, 16, kills herself ‘after bullies stuffed her in lockers  and trashcans’

  • Elizabeth Nicole Evans took her own life  at her Virginia home last week
  • Her father, Michael Evans, said she had  endured years of bullying at her high school – but that staff did  nothing
  • School district says it has no records of  complaints made by the family

By  Lydia Warren Daily Mail PUBLISHED: 24 September 2013

A teenage girl has killed herself after  bullies punched her, forced her into lockers and stuffed her in trashcans, her  devastated family has said.

Elizabeth Nicole Evans, 16, was found dead at  her family home in Gloucester, Virginia last week after she endured relentless  bullying at the hands of fellow high school students, her father  said.

Michael Evans said he was aware of the  torment she suffered at Goucester County High School, where she was in the 11th  grade, but had no idea just how much she was hurting.

Photographs on her Facebook page show an  apparently vivacious teenager who loved wearing brightly-colored clothing and  spending time with friends. Her family has not revealed how she  died.

Loss: Elizabeth Nicole Evans, 16, killed herself last week after years of bullying at school, her father saidLoss: Elizabeth Nicole Evans, 16, killed herself last  week after years of bullying at school, her father said

 

‘She was very good at hiding things,’ her  friend Taylor Hall told WAVY.  ‘She was hurt, but she didn’t show it.’

Mr Evans, who is mourning the loss of his  only daughter with his wife Samantha and their son Joseph, said the teasing had  gone on for years.

‘My daughter has been punched, my daughter has been put in lockers, she has been stuffed in trash cans and she was tripped  going down the hallway,’ he said.

‘What disgusts me is that my daughter  looked  at everybody the same. She saw the beauty in all of them. They didn’t treat her  that way.’

Heartbroken: Her distraught father Michael Evans said he had asked the school for help but nothing improvedHeartbroken: Her distraught father Michael Evans said he  had asked the school for help but nothing improved

 

Lizzy Evans
Lizzy Evans

Missed: Friends said she was very good at hiding her  pain and had no idea just how much she was hurting

 

He said he had approached staff at the high  school but nothing improved for his daughter.

‘They could have stepped up,’ Evans said.  ‘They could have done something.’

Ben Kiser, superintendent of the school  district, passed along his condolences to the family but told MailOnline that he  did not have information backing up the father’s claims.

But he added: ‘Gloucester County Public  Schools provides safe and orderly environments for students to learn and grow.  We take  claims of harassment and bullying very seriously and respond to any in  a timely manner.’

Mr Evans said that he hopes the tragic  passing of his daughter can be a lesson to other teenagers who are struggling at  school. He said there will always be someone to listen.

‘I won’t wish this on my worst enemy,’ he  said. ‘I never felt pain like this before.’

Scene: She attended Gloucester High School where her father said she was tripped and pushed aroundScene: She attended Gloucester High School where her  father said she was tripped and pushed around

 

Friends paid tribute to Evans, known  as  ‘Lizzy’ at school, at a memorial service where they poured over  displayed  pictures of her and released balloons.

Her obituary noted that he was a top student and ‘a fun-loving young lady who enjoyed  spending time with her many friends. She was a free spirit, and a rescuer of  friends.’

It added that she enjoyed four wheeling,  riding motor cycles and watching movies.

Her father added on Facebook: ‘I will miss  you always and you will forever be in my heart! I love you and am so proud of  you and the young lady you have become! Rest in peace my little angel, we will  be together again some day!’

 

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