In 2009, 13-year-old Hope Witsell hanged herself after a topless photo she texted to avoid made the rounds of her Florida school. Now her parents are suing the district, saying the school didn't do enough to help her.
When news of Witsell's picture first reached Hillsborough County school officials, they apparently suspended her. According to Reuters, they later noticed that Witsell was self-harming, and so a school social worker made her sign a "no-harm contract" in which she promised to call the social worker if she had thoughts of suicide. But the social worker didn't tell Witsell's parents, the school psychologist, or any other officials about the contract, and Witsell killed herself the very next day. Now her parents are suing the school for negligence and violation of their rights.