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McKenna Brown, a teen hockey star, commits suicide after alleged bullying by three hockey teammates.

The group of teens had been friends for years, but that changed when Brown asked one of the girls if it would be ok for her to begin talking with that girl's former boyfriend. The girl said yes, but her actions over the next few days proved it was far from fine. The girls allegedly began harassing Brown via text messages. Even after Brown apologized, the attacks continue.   

The teammate encouraged others to cut ties with McKenna and “leave her without a single friend.” The bullies also reportedly shared deeply private information about Brown's sexual assault with other members of the hockey team. Within hours, Cheryl Brown would find her daughter dead on the bedroom floor. 

Since the bullying came to light, the three teammates have been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation into what happened. The Lightning High School Hockey League launched a probe, as did the Statewide Amateur Hockey of Florida, and USA Hockey hired outside counsel to perform another review. 

The girls are appealing their suspension. 

No one has been charged in connection with McKenna Brown's death. 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Cheryl Brown - Victim's Mother
  • Hunter Brown - Victim's Father, Lieutenant - Palm Harbor Fire Rescue
  • David W. Bianchi - Attorney, Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain, Danny Santulli Family Attorney, "America’s leading hazing lawyer" (Miami, FL)
  • Dr. Jorey Krawczyn  - Psychologist (Panama City Beach, FL), Adjunct Faculty with Saint Leo University; Research Consultant with Blue Wall Institute; Author: "Operation S.O.S.”
  • Dr. Tim Gallagher - Medical Examiner State of Florida; Lecturer: University of Florida Medical School Forensic Medicine; Founder/Host: International Forensic Medicine Death Investigation Conference
  • Titania Jordan - Chief Parenting/Marketing Officer, Bark Technologies, Author: "Parenting In A Tech World;" Instagram/Twitter: @TitaniaJordan, @BarkTechnologies 
  • Nicole Partin - CrimeOnline Investigative Reporter; Twitter: @nicolepartin (Naples, FL)
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