10-year-old girl hangs herself after alleged bullying incident

AURORA, Colo.(KWCH) A Colorado family plans to lay their 10-year-old daughter to rest after she hung herself on Wednesday.


Ashawnty Davis was a student at Sunrise Elementary School in Aurora. A fight after school on Sunrise Elementary property changed everything.

According to her parents, a student had recorded the fight to an app called Musical.ly. The video shows Ashawnty and another girl fighting while a group of kids stood by and watched.

Ashawnty's mother says her daughter confronted the girl who she claims had been bullying her.

When the video surfaced of the incident, Ashawnty couldn't handle it. Her mother says she was devasted when she found out it made it to the app.

Two weeks later, the 10-year-old would hang herself in her bedroom closet.

After spending weeks at Children’s Hospital Colorado on life support Ashawnty died on Wednesday morning.

The Cherry Creek School District issued a response after her death, calling Ashawnty’s death a “heartbreaking loss".

Here is their statement:

“We do not tolerate bullying of any kind in our schools and we have a comprehensive bullying prevention program in place at all of our schools,” the district said in a statement. “The safety and well-being of students is our highest priority and we strive every today to ensure schools are safe, welcoming and supportive places that support learning.”