Target: Mike Kohler, Captain of Detectives for Marquette, Michigan City Police
Goal: Justice for child who committed suicide due to social media prank.
An 11-year-old boy attempted to kill himself after falling victim to a cruel social media prank. After several weeks on life support following the suicide attempt, his family reports, young Tysen Benz has passed away. According to recent updates on this tragedy, the prank involved staging Tysen’s girlfriend’s own fake suicide and posting about it on social media. Now, Tysen’s family is determined to speak out against cyberbullying in light of his death.
This tragedy is a testament to the often devastating effects of cyberbullying and the urgent need for stronger laws to combat it. This boy was not even a teenager, and was driven to end his own life by the actions of anonymous people. Stories like Tysen’s are much too common these days, and people do not realize the damage their actions can cause until it is too late.
We must call for a thorough investigation of this tragic incident, complete with the apprehension of the perpetrators and hopefully their punishment. We must continue to make examples of people like this, in hopes that it will help to lessen and eventually end the occurrences of cyberbullying and the suicides it causes. Sign this petition to demand justice for Tysen Benz and the punishment of his tormentors.
Dear Detective Kohler,
An 11-year-old boy committed suicide after a social media prank, the details of which are yet unknown. The boy’s family is devastated, and the perpetrators of the prank have yet to be identified. This is yet another horrific example of cyberbullying and the worst possible outcome of such actions. Even what seems like a harmless bit of fun and frolic to the bullies can be hurtful and cruel, and too many people have committed suicide due to cyberbullying within the last several years.
Please waste no time or energy in investigating this prank and apprehending the perpetrators. This poor child deserves justice, and his family deserves closure. Do not let whoever drove this child to suicide escape justice.
[Your Name Here]
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