Maximilien Carlier (in Vendin-le-Vieil) / Photo credit: Céline Debette / La Voix du Nord 07h08, June 18, 2023A new white march is organized by the family of Lindsay, the 13-year-old girl who committed suicide after being bullied at school. The relatives of the student have filed several complaints, against the director of the college, the academy of Lille, the police and Facebook. Since this tragedy, students have even left this college in Pas-de-Calais.
Hundreds of people are expected in Vendin-le-Vieil in the Pas-de-Calais this Sunday morning for a new white arch in tribute to Lindsay, the 13-year-old girl who committed suicide after being bullied. The relatives of the student have filed several complaints, against the director of the college, the academy of Lille, the police and even Facebook. Since this tragedy, students have even left this college.
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Out of school after Lindsay's death
Like Flavie, 15 years old. She is a former third-year student, attending Collège Bracke-Desrousseaux. Since sixth grade, she has been a victim of school bullying: "It was always about my physique, what I looked like. My weight, my face, my clothes... There were actually only insults about the way I dress," she describes, heavily.
And this lasted almost all of his schooling. So Olivier, her father, decided to remove her from the facility, just after Lindsay's suicide. "That was the trigger. On Monday evening when Flavie came home from college and she told us the death of Lindsay, we told her 'tomorrow you don't go anymore'," he told Europe 1. "In any case, continuing to study by spending days being harassed, getting in the face, being pushed around, we can not work properly in these conditions," adds the father.
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"I prefer to keep my daughter's integrity"
He denounces the inaction of the college, for Lindsay as for his daughter, for him nothing has been done. "I prefer to keep my daughter's integrity and no longer send her to school," he explains. But we must continue to fight against school bullying, insists Olivier who will participate in the white march this Sunday morning, so that "the death of Lindsay was not useless". It will begin at 9 a.m. and Lindsay's relatives have called on participants to wear blue and white clothes.