|Updated: 2/06/2013 9:05 am
||Published: 2/05/2013 11:01 pm
Death has a way of making people look at life differently.
“It could’ve been our daughter,” said Martin Adams.
Martin has watched his 14-year-old daughter, Serena slip deeper into depression.
“She just can’t emotionally take it anymore,” said Martin.
He’s done his best to protect her, but he couldn’t stop someone from slipping a letter into her locker, last December. Whoever wrote it encouraged Serena to kill herself.
“I have cried, screamed and tried to kill myself because of these things,” said Serena.
Serena was friends with Triston Stephens, the 15-year-old who killed himself Monday at Coweta’s Intermediate High School. Some say he was also bullied.
“I’m a victim of suicide. I watched my mother spiral out of control,” said Mark Sherwood.
Sherwood speaks to kids to stop it from happening again; his mother committed suicide. He’s a bodybuilder. He says that’s what gets folks attention.
“Once you get their attention, you can get their heart,” said Sherwood.
Martin said he told the principal about the letter.
“She read it, she was appalled, she called the councilor,” said Martin.
Coweta’s superintendent, Jeff Holmes said he wasn’t aware of the letter. Serena told me Triston received similar hate mail at school.
“He did this because he thought no one cared anymore,” said Serena.
In the midst of tragedy, this is what scares her dad most.
“I don’t know if I fully trust myself,” said Serena.