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Family Members Say Bullying Led To S.I. Teen's Death

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A 15-year-old Staten Island girl died of her injuries Monday after she was hit by a city bus less than a week ago, and family members say bullying may have contributed to her death.

Witnesses on the bus say they saw Amanda Cummings jump in front of it and police sources say a suicide note was found on her referencing a breakup with her boyfriend.

After Amanda was taken to Staten Island University Hospital, her uncle, Keith Cummings, says Amanda's mother found text messages from another girl at Amanda's school who was bullying her about the boy she dated.

The bullying started in middle school but followed Amanda to New Dorp High School where things got worse and turned into threats, according to Keith Cummings.

Sources say Amanda had a history of mental issues and was hospitalized a couple years ago with bouts of depression.

Amanda's classmates, including her cousin Brendin Cummings, say they never thought her life would end this way.

The high school held a grief counseling session Tuesday with students, and a viewing will be held at Azzara Funeral Home in Arrochar on Thursday.

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