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Cyberbullying: No Charges to Be Filed in 2012 Death of SI Student Who Was Allegedly Bullied

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Police have wrapped up their investigation into the death of a Staten Island teenager who took her own life back in 2012, and while accusations of bullying surrounded the case, no one will be charged. NY1's Anthony Pascale filed the following report.

More than a year later, Lucy Carrero says she still can't believe her granddaughter is gone.

"I miss her knocking on the door with a smile, hugging and kissing me, saying, 'Let's go for a walk,'" Carrero said.

Felicia Garcia took her own life in October of 2012. The 15-year-old jumped off a crowded Staten Island Railway platform and into the path of an oncoming train. It happened after she posted on Twitter: "I can't, I'm done, I give up."

Carrero believes that bullying, especially postings online, led Felicia to her breaking point.

"Calling her names, calling her ugly, saying she was fat," Carrero said.

Police investigated Felicia's death. Law enforcement sources say that the probe revealed a sexual encounter between Garcia and several Tottenville High School football players, which led to heated exchanges and name-calling both online and in person.

While at least two players were reportedly suspended from school over the incident, police sources say that none of the actions rose to the level of a crime.

Carrero says that Garcia never talked to family members about what was going on, but she did tell friends.

"This was going on for more than 11 days, and she asked for help to the deans in school and nobody helped her," Carrero said.

The Department of Education will not comment on Felicia Garcia's death, but officials say that there are several anti-bullying initiatives ongoing at Tottenville High School. A new program is set to start this spring titled "Signs of Suicide." Still, students differ on whether anything's changed here since Garcia's death.

"Even though the cause was negative, it impacted the school in almost a greater way because it brought some people closer together and told them, don't bully kids. If there's a problem, go talk to someone about it," said one student.

"I think it's a little better now, but you still see it here and there," said another.

"Parents need to be aware that this is no joke," Carrero said.

Carrero says that while her granddaughter will never get a chance to fulfill her dreams, she hopes that Felicia's death highlights the dangers of bullying.

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