HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The death of a 14-year-old western girl has sparked a movement against bullying and suicide.
The movement started this month after Miranda Campbell fatally shot herself.
Angela Felty, who is the director of the Elevation Teen Center in Hopkinsville, told The Kentucky New Era that she started the movement with help from youths who attend the center (http://bit.ly/zO4dwd). She says the Miranda Campbell Challenge has a Facebook page and had more than 1,000 "likes" from users just a few days after being set up.
Felty and Campbell's father, Travis Campbell, said the teen was bullied because she was bisexual. Hopkinsville High School principal Demetria Choice said she was not aware of any bullying in the classroom, where she said Campbell was well-liked. She said the school has a zero-tolerance policy for bullying.
Felty said Campbell was at the teen center on the night before she died.