Last Tuesday, both Argentine citizens and residents of the community of Sallent, in Barcelona, were moved by the Alana and Leila casethe 12-year-old Argentine twins who jumped from a third floor as a consequence of bullying they suffered at the Llobregat Institute they attended.
“What did they say to them? ‘Sudacas’ and they laughed at their accent”confessed a close friend of Alana, the girl who died after the fall, in dialogue with the newspaper The vanguard.
The Argentine twins who fell from a building in Barcelona “suffered bullying” at school: “They laughed at them because of their accent”
The girl shared the last moments with the sisters before the tragic moment, since a video from the security camera on Estació street, where they lived, shows them returning from school and greeting each other just a few hours before they Alana and Leila They will throw themselves off the balcony of their apartment.
“We say goodbye as always. Hugs, kisses and see you tomorrow”he remembered about that moment where he last saw the twins.
Likewise, the young woman, who is two years older than them, revealed that the girls had started the school year in separate courses, but that later they should have put them together in the same course to cushion the impact of bullying they suffered, especially in the case of Alana, the sister who had cut her hair after expressing her desire to be called “Ivan”.
In this sense, he recalls that Alana had to be transferred to her sister Leila’s class and about her he added: “She did not shut up, she stood up to them, she defended herself and in the end they always ended up punishing her”.
In turn, he also mentioned the fact that the twins They had to be moved to another yardwhere “they were put with the fourth and second years”, since they were attending the first year of ESO (Compulsory Secondary School), a situation that reflects the controversial performance of the school in the face of a case of bullying.
“The center had not detected a specific problem of bullying. But he had given psychological and guidance support to the students since the beginning of the course,” the Department of Education of the local government said in dialogue with Clarion.
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Two days after the tragedy, said entity activated the Support Unit for Students in Situations of Violence and continued to maintain: “For now, no hypothesis can be ruled out, although, as is common in these cases, working with a multifactorial scenario, with social and family conditions“.
This Sunday the funeral of Alana took place in Sallent, the twin who died after the jump while her sister remains hospitalized in Serious conditionalthough he has already been able to open his eyes. It was an intimate ceremony, with the parents of the twins, Lucas and Maia, and a few friends and relatives together with the mayor of the town, Oriol Ribalta.
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