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A Bullying and Rape Victim Wrote This Letter Before She Took Her Own Life
She thought of warning other people even in her suffering.
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"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 to 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 1/2 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 seeing 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.

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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." (via thesun.co.uk)

Cassidy from Australia was raped on February 15, 2014. She was 13. Her mom discovered this letter on her laptop after her suicide on December 12, 2015, when she was 15.

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