Nude Snapchat Blamed For Teen's Suicide

Friday, 10 June 2016 - 13:31


Tovanna Holton, 15, took her own life just hours after the footage was shared on the social media app, her mother says.

A teenage girl was driven to suicide after bullies shared a naked video of her on Snapchat, her family claims.

Tovanna Holton, aged 15, was left devastated after girls filmed her nude in the shower and posted the clip on the social networking app for classmates to see, her mother says.

Levon Holton-Teamer says her daughter stole her gun from her handbag before locking herself in the bathroom of their home and shooting herself.

She was found dead in a pool of blood just three hours after the alleged incident happened, according to foreign media reports.

The grieving mother, from Tampa, Florida, says her young daughter was devastated and could not bear the humiliation. The tragic teen's aunt discovered, after searching on Facebook, that nude images of Tovonna had been shared on Snapchat.

Police are investigating the incident but are as yet unable to prove whether or not bullying is to blame or whether Tovanna consented to be filmed.

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