|Ashley Duncan, age 17|
From the article:
By all accounts, Duncan was a popular student at Bellaire High School. She played volleyball and interacted with hundreds of friends between her Twitter and Tumblr pages.
But there were hints that Duncan's life had taken a darker turn in recent posts on the social media sites.
"Life ain't worth the pain. if you know or have known what it feels like to want to die every minute second hour day week month year then you feel me…. I might not struggle financially but I struggle emotionally and mentally and I think that’s the worst struggle," Duncan wrote on Tumblr Sunday. "So in asking why can’t it be my choice to die now? … I’m miserable. One day I won’t be here anymore and that’ll be the happiest day of my life… I’m tired and I’m done with this life."
The same day she posted this ominous statement on Twitter: "It's like God is torturing me by keeping me here."
On Monday, the day she ended her life, Duncan tweeted: "Finally got a gun."
Later, she posted a picture of a revolver and wrote on Tumblr "I’m tired as f*** and ready for this s*** to be over and the s*** I’m referring to is my life! peace."
Friends at Bellaire High said they thought she was joking.No information was released about where she got the loaded gun.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.