It was by my brothers and sisters. They called me many names and at first if just brush it off and laugh with them. But after awhile I started to believe what they would say to me. I thought I was stupid, ugly, a bad dresser, dirty, and a few others.
During Megan's childhood she lived in the nearby Dardenne Prairie. She had a younger sister. From the third grade, after she had told her mother she had wanted to kill herself, Megan had been under the care of a psychiatrist.
She had been prescribed citalopram an antidepressant that has a possible side effect of increasing suicide risk in young people methylphenidateand the atypical antipsychotic ziprasidone.
Megan befriended the popular girls so that the boys who picked on her would stop. The girls soon turned on Megan and the bullying got even worse than before. Soon after opening an account on MySpace, Meier received a message supposedly from a year-old boy, Josh Evans. Meier and "Josh" became online friends, but never met in person or spoke.
Meier thought "Josh" was attractive. As Meier began to exchange messages with this person, her family said she seemed to have had her "spirits lifted". This person claimed to have moved to the nearby city of O'Fallonwas homeschooled and did not yet have a phone number.
A year-old male named "Josh Evans" was registered on the account used for bullying messages to Meier. At the time of the suicide, the Drew and Meier families were neighbors, living four doors apart.
Lori and several others ran the hoaxed account.
Witnesses testified that the women intended to use Meier's messages sent to "Josh" to get information about her and later humiliate her, in retribution for her allegedly spreading gossip about Drew's daughter.
She was in a hurry because she had to take her younger daughter, Allison, to the orthodontist. Before she could get to the door, Megan was upset. Tina told her daughter to sign off, and went to the orthodontist.
She called her daughter to ask her if she signed off, and she didn't. Megan was sobbing hysterically. When her mother got home, she was furious that she hadn't signed off.
She was shocked at the vulgar language her daughter was firing back.
Megan then told her mother, "You're supposed to be my mom! You're supposed to be on my side! According to her father Ron Meier and a neighbor who had discussed the hoax with Drew, the last message sent by "Josh" read: You are a bad person and everybody hates you.
Have a shitty rest of your life. The world would be a better place without you". When she ran upstairs, she ran into her father. She told him about the trouble and went to her room. Ron went downstairs to the kitchen where he and Tina talked about the cyberbullying and made dinner.
Twenty minutes later, Tina suddenly froze in mid-sentence, and ran up to Megan's room. Megan Meier had hanged herself with a belt in the bedroom closet. Despite attempts to revive her, Megan was pronounced dead the next day on October 17, three weeks before her 14th birthday.
The parent, Lori Drew, who created the fake accountadmitted that she and her daughter had the password to the account, and characterized the hoax to a reporter as a "joke". Initially, Drew denied knowing about the offensive messages that were sent to Meier.
She told the police that the account was aimed at "gaining Megan's confidence and finding out what Megan felt about her daughter and other people".
The neighborhood mother who had told the Meiers that Drew had the hoax account said "Lori laughed about it", and said she had intended to "mess with Megan". While Drew's name was excluded from most early news stories, CNN disclosed her name through the inclusion of the police report in its broadcast of the story; it was featured on many blogs.
The FBI was investigating the matter and had asked the Meier family to refrain from speaking publicly about it to keep the Drews from learning about their investigation.
Shortly after the first anniversary of Meier's death, her aunt, Vicki Dunn, saw an article written by Steve Pokin of the Suburban Journals about Internet harassment.
She contacted Pokin to share Meier's story with him.A year-old sophomore from Baltimore, took her own life on Easter Sunday after months of cyberbullying.
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