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Jennings County High school student loses her life today - being investigated

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Today a very beautiful, astonishing female by the name of Laikyn Field died today. Reasons to why are being investigated says family. The submitter of this article believes she took her life due to bullying at Jennings County High school.

We don't know what happened, but extend our prayers to the family to find the answers they seek during this time. 

Throughout the past, I was simply a bystander. I understand being a bystander and not saying anything makes me just as guilty as everyone else, but I have my own opinion towards the subject.

Being a witness attending the school, the only things I heard about Laikyn from any student focused in on negativity. There was an unbearable amount of cyber bullying, and remarks about her on a daily basis.

The school corporation is not guilty I believe, but many of the students in it are. After many realized the death had occurred, it resulted in the shock and fear in students who were the bullies.

This story is not made to be a pity trip about Laikyn, but to raise awareness towards the seriousness of bullying. Words hurt.

Actions hurt. Society is filled with judgmental people, where after something serious happens feels sorrow for their own judgements.

Bullying is a serious plague filtering through the world we live in. It's a shame it has to affect those who could only wish for the strength to carry on..

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Concerned Parent 05/10/2013 19:57:57
This is sad. I am a parent and I teach my children that people say things to you and about you because they are not happy with the choices that they have personally made in their lives. I think that parents need to be friends with their children and when it's time to be parents be a parent. Children are very delicate and they need to be supported with all the love and encouragement that you can give them.
Bullying is crazy! It not only happens to children it happens to adults as well and we as Americans have been bullied and some of us know how to deal with it and some of us just can not take handle it and feel that they can not battle it on their own.
I personally know that you should not bully someone that you yourself are also doing. You need to take a step back and look in the mirror before you make judgement on someone else.
I also believe that sometimes the parents have to look at themselves when children do this and realize that they spend too much time away and let their children spend too much time alone. When you have a child they say it is starting a family, well then show it. Spend time with your children and make them go places with you and do things with you. It doesn't matter if it is walking to the mailbox, going to get a gallon of milk, or going to pick up pizza they need to feel like they belong and that no matter what is going on in your busy life you still have time for them.
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concerned parent #2 05/10/2013 22:48:48
I agree that adults shouldnt bully and need to set an example.
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Concerned Parent #3 06/10/2013 04:49:33
So sad to hear that another beautiful soul has been so badly affected by the words and carelessness of others so much so that she felt that this was her only option. When will the schools and parents start taking bullying seriously? I know that sometimes the parents don't even know they are being bullied, but even if the schools have been made aware of it either by the bullied child or a friend of theirs, they don't even contact the parent to let them know. Is it not their responsibility to let the parents know that a potential life altering problem has arisen? Do they think the bullying just stops when the school bell rings at the end of the day?
It's so easy for us as parents to tell our children that the reason why others bully people is because they are trying to make themselves feel better and there is something they are missing in their own life that makes them somewhat jelous of their victims and tell our children to just ignore it and move on........BUT......kid's are more vicious today than ever and take it to a whole new level and now there is rarely ever just your ONE bully but multiple bullies. They seem to rally together.
It needs to be take more seriously by not only the school system, but law enforcement and parents.
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Person96 06/10/2013 09:44:22
She didn take her own life. She jumped out of a car & She didnt realize the reproductions on her actions.
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Concerned Parent #3 06/10/2013 12:10:35
Why would anyone jump out of a moving vehicle just for fun? There has already been a fund set up through friends of her mother and they as well are saying that it was considered a suicide. Also, I'm sure you meant repercussions instead of reproductions.
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06/10/2013 11:28:08
How do you know she didn't realize the consequences of her actions by jumping out of a car? Did she tell you? No she didn't. Jumping out of a moving vehicle will more than likely kill you. Suicide is suicide mom tree if it is done by over dose, shooting yourself, hanging yourself or jumping from a moving vehicle. The only one who knew her intentions when doing what she done is her. No one else. People can think what they want but that poor girl was bullied. I heard about it and saw it all over Facebook just about every day.
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Karrie Hayes 06/10/2013 09:54:11
Rest in peace Laikyn. Such a sweet soul and beautiful girl. Fly high sweet Angel. Hopefully people realize just how much words can hurt. You did not deserve to have to take your life because others are unhappy with their own. Hugs and prayers to your family and friends. I wish it weren't too late for you. ♥
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Concerned parent #4 06/10/2013 11:30:44
One doesn't jump out of a moving vehicle without having an idea of what the reprocusions could be! I've only seen pictures of Laikyn and she was/is a very beautiful young lady. Our school system turns a blind eye to bullying especially if the bullies have certain last names within the community. All the individuals who did any type of bullying need to be held accountable to the fullest extent. If the school system won't do anything about I pray that her family pursues legal action and reaches out to each and every media source from TV news, Ellen, Evan People magazine. The persons doing the bullying need to be held fully accountable for their actions. If these young people are fortunate enough to have children later on, I pray that they completely understand how easily words and actions can harm another, sad to say but I hope that they have to be on the receiving end of bullying at some point!!!
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A friend of Laikyn's 06/10/2013 11:59:58
She was beautiful, she was smart, she was caring. I attended school with her, and was in the same grade as Laikyn. On the outside she seemed so happy, nobody could see that in the inside her world was crumbling. She hid behind a wall of astonishing compliments and bright smiles, those who pushed her over the edge should really open their eyes to see that words do hurt, people have a way of remembering the important things, the small things, but we also seem to remember the words people use I point out our flaws, I have to believe that she is in a better place. At peace, she flipped the scich and gave in to the pressure, she was strong, a fighter even, but we are all human and can only Handel so much. Rest in peace my friend, fly high.
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sabrina miller 06/10/2013 12:11:43
R.I.P TO ALL THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS IM PRAYING FOR YOU GUYS JUST KNOW SHE IS IN HEAVEN AND SHE WILL ALWAYS BE IN YOUR HEARTS <3 AND TO THE PEOPLE THAT DID THIS TO HER I HOPE YOU ARE HAPPY I HOPE IT HANGS OVER YOUR HEADS FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE YOU THINK YOUR COOL BULLING PEOPLE BUT YOUR NOT IT JUST MAKES YOU LOOK STUPID YOU LOW LIFE FUCKS YOU BROKE ALOT OF PEOPLE HEARTS FOR WHAT YOU DID >:/
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08/10/2013 09:56:45
It saddens me that this beautiful young lady done this because she could no longer handle the bullying. Bullying is wrong in every way. What bothers me the most about reading these comments is the way I am assuming you are all adults are talking to one another. It doesn't matter why you think she jumped from the car. What matters is a beautiful young lady has lost her life. She is going to miss out on so many things in life and so are her parents. They will never get to see her graduate high school or college get married or have kids. They are the one hurt the most by all of this. i pray they find peace and can move on with their lives and they can find a way to help other bullied students so things like this don't happen again. Peace be with you Laikyn.
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Dik Dirgler 06/10/2013 12:30:05
It's sad that the girl is dead but who knows what happened. People blame bullying every time a teenager dies. Maybe she was just doing something stupid and something went horribly wrong. Bullying has been around since the beginning of time. So sick of hearing these ***** ass excuses.
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Friend of Laikyn's 2 06/10/2013 14:46:15
I remember when she first moved the the school and due to one mistake, a majority of the school turned on her, including myself. I remember having negative thoughts and pre-judgments of her and then I got to know her and realized what a sweet, kind soul she was. From then on out, I tried my best to stick up for her anytime someone had anything negative to say about her, but unfortunately I feel like I failed. The students that bullied her, you know who you are, as do I, should be utterly ashamed of themselves. But, that's the people they are, self centered, only worried about yourself. I feel like it definitely is a lot of the school's fault. School systems in general are constantly promoting the self worth of several students for sports, academics, and other purposes while ignoring the needs of others. It's a sad end to a beautiful girl. RIP Laikyn.
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