Over $100K Raised After Bullied 13-Year-Old Kills Self

Monday, August 15th 2016, 4:16 pm
By: News 9

An online fundraiser launched with a $10,000 goal to pay funeral expenses for a 13-year-old New York City boy who took his own life has raised over $107,000 from more than 2,800 donors in three days.

Danny Fitzpatrick's sister found him dead late Thursday in their attic.

The teen left behind a hand-written note describing the alleged abuse by five boys at Holy Angels Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

"They did it constantly," Danny said in a note, adding that he told his teachers, but they did nothing.

"I gave up the teachers ... they didn't do ANYTHING," Danny wrote.

His father says in a Facebook video that he told school officials about the bullying.

"No child should have to go through what my son went through," Fitzpatrick said.

The school and the Archdiocese of New York didn't immediately return requests for comment.

The New York Daily News reports Fitzpatrick planned to go to school elsewhere this fall.

The family says it plans to donate some of the raised money on their GoFundMe page to efforts to fight bullying and encourage suicide awareness.