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Coeur d'Alene middle school student finds note in her backpack urging her to kill herself

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

The Coeur d'Alene Police Department is investigating a note a middle schooler says she found in her backpack. The note encourages the girl to commit suicide and says she is happy her grandfather just died. 

Her mother asked not to be named, but she said she's appalled with what the letter says, and scared for her daughter.

"Just kill yourself now...no one will miss you when you're gone."

One Coeur d'Alene mom can't believe those are the words someone wrote to her daughter.

"Yesterday, my daughter came home and showed me this note she found in her backpack," the mother explained. 

She says it's been a rough school year for her.

"She has been having problems at school a lot lately. Her biggest thing is she wanted to know 'when is this going to end?' and I didn't know what to say," her mother explained.

She's heard of kids being mean to each other, but feels like this is over-the-top.

"When you get a letter like this that is so personal, such a low blow, it makes me scared for her," she said.

She posted the note on Facebook, and got an overwhelming amount of support 

Some of the messages came from friends, and others came from strangers.

Miss Tri-Cities sent us a letter to the middle-schooler, saying "You are so beautiful, smart, rich social, and I love that you speak your mind!"

The parents reported the letter to the school, who said in a statement that they  are working with their school resource officer and "conducting a thorough investigation."

The middle schooler's mom says she hopes they're able to figure out who wrote it...and has this message for the bully:

"I hope you get help, because this is not a good thing to do for anybody."

For more information on school bullying, CLICK HERE

In the meantime, if you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please know there is help available by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-8255.

If you have any information about this letter please call the Coeur d'Alene Police Department at (208) 769-2320?

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