Utah School District to Undergo Independent Investigation After Bullied 10-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide

Davis School District will conduct an independent investigation after the death of Isabella “Izzy” Faith Tichenor, a 10-year-old girl who died by suicide last week after family members say she was bullied.

The investigation will “review our handling of critical issues, such as bullying, to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all students,” the district said in a news release Friday.

“The death of Izzy is tragic and devastating. Our hearts continue to be with the family, friends and community who are grieving this loss. The well-being of our students will always be a priority, and we are committed to preventing this from happening in the future,” the district’s statement says.

The district also encouraged parents to stay connected to their children, especially as the community grieves Izzy’s death. The district also encouraged parents to talk with their children about mental health and well-being, and seek help if necessary.

Davis School District’s Student and Family Resource Department can be reached at 801-402-5155. Additionally, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255. Other resources include Davis Behavioral Health, 801-773-7060; Stabilization and Mobile Response, 1-833-723-3326; and Safe UT Crisis Chat & Tip Line, 1-833-372-3388.

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SOURCE: KSL.com, Jacob Klopfenstein

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