Father Calls Out School Bullies Who Caused His Son’s Suicide In Heartbreaking Video

"I hope the memory of what you did to my son is burned in your memory for the rest of your life."

A 13-year-old Staten Island boy hanged himself on Thursday after being relentlessly bullied by some of his classmates at the Holy Angels Catholic Academy in Brooklyn.

In a heartbreaking video posted online, Daniel Fitzpatrick’s devastated father called his son’s tormenters “little monsters,” and condemned their parents for raising the kind of children that would be so heartless.

Daniel’s family told the Daily News that he was routinely bullied by his classmates and teachers, and that Holy Angels Catholic Academy Principal Rosemary McGoldrick refused to do anything about it, even after the abuse started affecting Daniel’s grades.

Daniel’s parents said the boys allegedly targeted him during gym class, and he was once called “lazy” in front of the class by a teacher who former students say is “known for humiliating students.”

In a gut-wrenching note Daniel wrote but did not send before his death, the teen said he “gave up” because “the teachers…didn’t do anything.”

Daniel wrote the note after the school allegedly returned his family’s registration deposit for the new school year, suggesting he go somewhere else because the school may “damage his psyche.”

“Danny said that he was afraid of his teachers,” his mother said. “He felt like the whole school knew what was going on and was laughing behind his back. They humiliated him.”

“I hope the memory of what you did to my son is burned in your memory for the rest of your life and you suffer as much as he has suffered under your bullshit,” Daniel’s father said in the video posted online, which has since gone viral.

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He added: “I have no words to describe the pain I am feeling right now.”

“To the parents of the boys who tormented my son, all I have to say is I hope you never have to feel what my family is going through right now. You get to hold your children every night and day for the rest of your lives, I don’t get that anymore. Your little monsters took that from me, and my wife, and his sisters.”

A GoFundMe campaign set up to assist Daniel’s family with burial expenses has raised over $118,000 in four days. The family has promised that profit raised after the cost of Daniel’s funeral will be donated “to an organization that fights bullying and encourages suicide awareness,” though they haven’t chosen which one yet.
 

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