(Memphis) A Shelby County middle school student said she’s receiving death threats from her own classmates.
She said they’ve sent her pictures of a casket, and even told her where and when they were going to shoot her.
Shelby County School administrators said they do not take bullying lightly and are looking into it.
They’ve also told MPD about it, and a police report was filed earlier this month.
Since the threats were made online, there could be criminal charges.
“All she does is cry, and she wants it to go away,” said her mother, Latisha Wooten.
She said the threats started two weeks after her daughter enrolled at Wooddale Middle last month.
“They wanted to beat her to death. They would catch her at her locker or when she least expected it. The last [message sent] said they were going to shoot her,” said Wooten.
Wooten said the death threats started after a boy gave the 12-year-old his KIK username.
“They put a post above a casket that said this is her casket. They said I’m going to need help with her funeral dress. I’m going to need help getting her a dress for her funeral,” said Wooten.
Wooten said she found the horrific messages when she was snooping. She turned them over to the principal and MPD.
According to the police report, the bullies sent numerous messages saying they were going to kill her when she least expected it.
One message even said they were going to use an AK-47 to shoot her.
“She wrote notes saying she wants to kill herself. She’s thinking suicide,” said Wooten.
After she said she found a suicide note in her daughter’s room, Wooten refuses to send her back to school.
Right now, her daughter won’t leave her room.
“She is in the bed all day long. She can’t get up. She doesn’t eat. She won’t eat. She’s terrified,” said Wooten.
Wooten wants the school and police to take action to protect her daughter.
“It hurts to see my child cry every day. She balls up and cries, and she doesn’t want to go to school,” said Wooten.
Wooten said her daughter hasn’t been at school all week, and she doesn’t know when she will go back.
She said neither the principal nor Shelby County Schools has checked in on her.