Riverview, Florida - Donna Witsell of Ruskin knows the heartbreaking results that can happen due to bullying. She says her 13-year-old daughter took her own life because of it.
Witsell says, "My daughter was a victim of 'bullicide.' It's a very violent, very abusive, just horrific type of behavior."
The Riverview Hurricanes basketball team wants to put a stop to bullying, so other children don't have to suffer like Hope did. They met to watch the documentary Bully at AMC 20 movie theater in Brandon to learn more.
The students are vowing to help end bullying by taking a pledge to try to eliminate it from their schools and the community.