Alabama School Responds To Racial Bullying Claims

A west Alabama school is responding, after the family of a 9-year-old girl said she committed suicide after racial bullying.

McKenzie Adams was a fourth grader at US Jones Elementary School in Demopolis, AL. Relatives say McKenzie, who was black, was harassed by other children because she was friends with a white classmate.

The school system said it investigated, and that "there have been no findings of any reports of bullying by either the student or family."

Mother blames bullying for daughters suicide
Mother blames bullying for daughters suicide
West Alabama mother blames bullying for daughters suicide

But the girl's aunt, Eddwina Harris, told the Tuscaloosa News that kids did bully McKenzie.

"She was being bullied the entire school year, with words such as 'kill yourself,' 'you think you’re white because you ride with that white boy,' 'you ugly,' 'black b----,' 'just die'."

A police investigation is ongoing. McKenzie’s funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the school.

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