Bay Ridge community and beyond mourns local boy
Local residents and organizations are banding together in the wake of a young boy’s bullying-related suicide, news that sent shock-waves across neighborhoods, states and countries.
Danny Fitzpatrick, 13, a Staten Island resident and former Holy Angels Catholic Academy student, was found dead in the attic of his West Brighton home on Thursday, August 11.
Picked on by his peers, Fitzpatrick wrote a letter in July detailing his experience at Holy Angels. In his account, the 13-year-old wrote about the “constant” bullying he dealt with and the lack of response from teachers and school administration when he came to them in confidence.
Fitzpatrick’s mother, Maureen Fitzpatrick, planned to send the letter to the school, 74th Street and Third Avenue, but still had it in her possession at the time of Danny’s death on Thursday.