Abusive message have been posted on her memorial Facebook page even as her family and friends attended her funeral yesterday in Staten Island, New York. The page contains obscene and mocking images, videos and comments with some of them making fun of her for fatally jumping in front of a bus.
A message from Stephen Ephrem Green said: ‘Bus was cummin’ Bitch was watchin’ Oh hurry Amanda Your bus cummin.’ But most of the postings were sympathetic with one writing: ‘I hope all of you posting the bus pictures are having fun because I will sit here all day if I have to and report every single one of you!’
Another wrote “People are sick, ignoring them removes all power from them. Keep your head up and let time heal this horrible wound. RIP.’
Amanda, 15, died earlier this week – six days after she was hit by the bus as she clutched a suicide note. Family members say it was years of bullying at school that led to her death.
Her uncle told NBC New York that classmates allegedly mocked her, took her phone, shoes and her jacket. He claimed one of her tormentors pulled a knife on her.
Scores of mourners packed St Ann’s Church on Cromwell Avenue, to say an emotional farewell to the tragic pupil of New Dorp High School. ‘I just want all the talking on Facebook to end, I want everything, all the cyber bullying to stop,’ mourner Joey Demato told the New York Post after the service.