Family and friends walked around Mill Pond in Austin this weekend to remember the Kasson-Mantorville 7th grader who took her own life last month. Rachel Ehmke’s parents believe intense bullying pushed their teenage daughter to commit suicide. The Austin Daily Herald reports organizers want to make this an annual event and are already planning next year's walk.
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Rachel Ehmke's parents believe bullying pushed the 7th grader to take her own life this past weekend. Dodge County investigators are now looking into whether those claims had a role in the death of the 13-year-old Kasson-Mantorville Middle School student.
Bullied teen laid to rest in southeast Minnesota
Family and friends gathered Friday to remember 13-year-old Rachel Ehmke. Her parents claim name-calling at Kasson-Mantorville Middle School pushed the 7th grader to take her own life last weekend. Dodge County Sheriff officials are investigating whether intense harassment played a role in the young girl's death.
Sheriff: No charges in Rachel Ehmke's death
Dodge County investigators believe harassment and bullying were likely factors in Rachel's death, but there is insufficient evidence to file charges. The Sheriff's office also determined a text message in question originated from her own father's home in Mantorville and say it's possible Rachel sent the message herself. The 13-year-old was a 7th grader at Kasson-Mantorville Middle School. She took her own life late last month.
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