A few days after the indictment of five people, including four minors, for school bullying, the relatives of the young Lindsay did not take off. After the suicide of their daughter, a 13-year-old schoolgirl in Vendin-le-Vieil (Pas-de-Calais), family and friends denounce a situation that "worsened" in February for the girl who "was really in distress". "We never helped her," say the relatives at a press conference held this Thursday morning alongside other parents of students who denounce the harassment suffered by their children. "We were dropped by everyone in this story," his mother testified with emotion.
The family's lawyer announced a series of four complaints "against those who knew Lindsay's distress and did nothing." His complaints are against the director of the school, the Lille academy, Facebook France and Instagram France.
"The harassment continues on his memory (...) and on his best friend" and on other college students, assure these parents.
Lindsay, a schoolgirl at the Bracke-Desrousseau school in Vendin-le-Vieil, took her own life at home on the evening of Friday, May 12. Before taking action, the girl, who has two little brothers aged 4 and 9, had already left a farewell letter at the beginning of the year, discovered by her relatives.
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Lindsay's mother explained that those responsible for the harassment were "girls" from her college. The incident had been reported to the institution and two complaints had been filed in February, according to the teen's stepfather. A letter had even been sent to the President of the Republic and Brigitte Macron by Lindsay's grandmother to try to alert on the situation.
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According to her relatives, Lindsay had been living a daily hell since the start of the school year in September. "It was repeated insults (...) at school, on social networks. It never ended," his mother explained. Lindsay was being bullied "in the streets, at school, at home ... She was simply saying that she was used to it," her relatives reported.