Her name was Stormiyah Denson-Jackson.
She was a 12-year-old girl who was deeply loved by her family.
So much so, they sent her to a highly regarded public boarding school for the best education.
But tragically, Stormiyah died Tuesday of an apparent suicide in her Washington dorm. Her devastated mother says she had been bullied.
Pat Denson told News4 the seventh-grader won awards in modeling competitions and was looking forward to going to college.
Social media reports also claim the beautiful girl was called a “nerd” because of her love for Math and Science.
Her mother said, “She did tell me that a lot of kids would be bullying her, picking on her.”
“And when she tried to tell the staff, they wouldn’t do nothing about it. But when she reacted, they put her as the bully.”
Stormiyah’s body was found at The SEED Public Charter School of Washington (SEED DC), police said.
Her death is being investigated as an apparent suicide, police sources told News4.
The 12-year-old was found dead in her dorm room.
“I sent my baby there to learn, not to die,” she said. “I just can’t understand it.”
The child’s mother has blasted the school for not intervening earlier.
“They supposed to look in the room and look on the bed to make sure that that child is in her space, every hour on the hour.”
“That’s what’s supposed to be done. But it wasn’t done. My child would be still here,” Denson said. “I trusted them people with my child.”
After Stormiyah’s body was found on Tuesday, the parents of her classmates were called and told to pick up their children.
“It’s really sad that at 12 years old you feel like the only solution is to take your life. It’s heartbreaking,” said Keana Bedney-Wallace, the parent of another student at the school.
“I’m a mom of five, and I couldn’t imagine. I pray for the family, that they get through this.”
Earlier Tuesday, the school issued a brief statement.
“We are deeply saddened to report that a SEED DC student unexpectedly passed away this morning.”
“This is of course a terrible tragedy for the family first and foremost, as well as for the entire SEED Community,” the statement said.
“We ask that you respect the privacy of the family and of our community of scholars and teachers in their mourning.”
SEED DC is a public, college-preparatory boarding school that serves 370 students in grades six through 12.
Opened in 1998, ninety-one percent of its graduates have enrolled in college and 80 percent are first-generation college students, the school’s website says.