Everybody who went to school has witnessed bullying. Either on their own skins either on someone else. Cassidy Trevan from Australia arose from a bullied kid to a rape victim to end up committing a suicide.
Bullying is an act of maltreating, mostly among school children and teens. Bullied kids often end up having severe, problems and consequences in their adult life.
Cassidy Trevan was one of the many victims of bullying. Other teens pronounced her with offensive nicknames, assaulted her and even her wrecked her house.
The thing is the group of teens, not only bullied her physically but also damaged her psychologically.
She tried to talk to them to get them some sense of rationality, but she conquered nothing from her effort. She later left the school for a few months.
After some time, she expressed a wish to go to school again and give it another shot. And apparently, she believed her life was becoming normal since the bully girls said they are deeply sorry and asked her to go out for a concert. Of course, with a badly wish to fit in; she agreed not knowing what was the purpose of their plan.
The cruel girls had totally other malicious things in their mind planned for Cassidy.
They took the 13-year old rape victim Cassidy to a nearby house. Inside there were two older boys ready to abuse her. While the disaster was happening, the girls sat outside and waited for their plan to work.
Her parents informed the police about the case but they dismissed it considering they don’t have enough evidence.
Cassidy’s mom, Linda, shifted the poor girl to another school, but the bullies always found a new way to attack her. The young girl was getting worse every day of her miserable life.
Cassidy took her life in December 2015.
After she died, her mother found a letter. Cassidy wrote this letter just to tell the world how bullying can ruin your life.
This is what her letter said:
“I was a student at (school name omitted) and I was raped by some of the students who still attend that school. I know this already probably sounds like attention-seeking but it’s honestly far from it. I have many reasons for doing this which I’ll also explain.
My aim is to warn other people (students mostly but also parents) about what happened because I’m worried if they could do it to me they could do it to other kids like me, or at least try to. You actually have the power to stop this from happening. Remember the people who did this to me were school students at (omitted), it’s hard to believe, I know. But it’s true.
I’m not doing this for revenge on those students that raped me, set up the rape, bullied me about the rape, teased me about the rape or anything like that. I’m also not doing this for attention seeking like I mentioned earlier, I want to make that clear.
I’m doing this because over 1500 students years 7-12 are currently enrolled at the school and they need to be warned.
I feel because of what happened to me, and because the staff at the school did nothing to help me (which I’ll talk a bit more about later). It’s now my duty to warn you all and to make you aware of what happened. (Not just what you may have heard around school but what actually happened.)
But I’m also doing this for myself. I want to finally after 1 and ½ years be left alone. It’s surprising just how many students at (omitted) have heard stories of me and weirdly enough still get told stories of me to this day. I still continue to get students I’ve never met contacting me Facebook calling me a slut. I’ve moved schools, I’ve moved house and still, I’m being contacted and bullied. I can’t stop people from spreading rumors, but at least I could try and spread what really happened to see as it’s still being talked about anyway. But as I said this honestly is more so for students who are unaware of this and are in danger of those students.
My name is Cassidy Trevan, and I was raped.
If anyone ever tries this on you trust me it’s worth fighting! Fight! If you don’t you’ll regret it for the rest of your life like I do. You can do it.
Be careful. Be warned. Be safe.”
Linda Trevan made a movement for the police to reopen her daughter’s case hoping the five teenagers will get what they deserve.
Greg Davies, a former police officer, expressed compassion for Cassidy’s family.
“A 13-year-old girl can’t be gang raped and then end up suiciding from it and there be no consequences, no-one even questioned,” her mother said desperately.
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