Father of 15-year-old suicide victim speaks out - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Father of 15-year-old suicide victim speaks out

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Fifteen-year-old Hannah Pauley committed suicide on October 25 after what her father said was because of bullying.

Len Pauley, Hannah's father, said a majority of the bullying toward Hannah was by students from Barbe High School, resulting in Hannah transferring to St. Louis High School.

"She would come home a lot and say people would call her and say things and have text messages," he said. "Just some nasty words." Len said it was constant and Hannah endured plenty.

He said if he would have known that the bullying would have lead to Hannah's suicide, he would have stepped in and got her the help she needed.

"She was outgoing, very talented, very athletic and an absolutely beautiful girl," Len said. "[She] loved her church and had God in her life."

Currently the case is under investigation by Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

"I don't ever want another parent to have to walk in my shoes," he said. "I wish kids could understand that there are other outs. There are other ways to handle this."

The funeral was held on Sunday, October 30 and more than 2,000 friends and family members went.

"She was my world. She meant everything to me," Hannah's father said. "She was loved."

To see and hear more from Len Pauley, watch the attached video.

If you or someone you know is suicidal, call 1-800-273-TALK(8255).

All rights reserved. KPLC 2011.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • State Offices Closed Tomorrow in 35 Parishes

    State Offices Closed Tomorrow in 35 Parishes

    State Offices Closed Tomorrow in 35 Parishes

    Monday, January 15 2018 10:41 PM EST2018-01-16 03:41:30 GMT
    Courtesy of Google ImagesCourtesy of Google Images

    Due to possible extreme winter weather, state offices are closed Tomorrow in 35 Parishes. This news comes from the  Louisiana Commissioner of Administration, Jay Dardenne. Parish closings include: Allen Avoyelles Beauregard  Bossier Caddo Calcasieu Cameron Concordia Claiborne De Soto Evangeline Grant  Iberia Jackson Jeff Davis La Salle Lafayette  Lincoln  Morehouse Natchitoches Ouachita  Pointe  Coupee Rapides Red R...

    More >>

    Due to possible extreme winter weather, state offices are closed Tomorrow in 35 Parishes. This news comes from the  Louisiana Commissioner of Administration, Jay Dardenne. Parish closings include: Allen Avoyelles Beauregard  Bossier Caddo Calcasieu Cameron Concordia Claiborne De Soto Evangeline Grant  Iberia Jackson Jeff Davis La Salle Lafayette  Lincoln  Morehouse Natchitoches Ouachita  Pointe  Coupee Rapides Red R...

    More >>
  • BREAKING

    SCHOOL CLOSURES: McNeese, SOWELA, all public schools closed Tuesday

    SCHOOL CLOSURES: McNeese, SOWELA, all public schools closed Tuesday

    Monday, January 15 2018 9:52 PM EST2018-01-16 02:52:55 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    List of school closures for Jan. 16, 2018.

    More >>

    List of school closures for Jan. 16, 2018.

    More >>
  • State, parish and Entergy monitor winter weather needs

    State, parish and Entergy monitor winter weather needs

    Monday, January 15 2018 8:51 PM EST2018-01-16 01:51:02 GMT

    State and parish officials, along with Entergy crews are watching the weather - and are ready to respond if needed to help keep people safe. Some think back to the ice storm twenty years ago, and more recently, the snow that covered Southwest Louisiana in December. While cold weather preps are not routine here, emergency officials have had more experience lately. First alert meteorologist Ben Terry says when talking about winter weather in south Louisiana,  expect the...

    More >>

    State and parish officials, along with Entergy crews are watching the weather - and are ready to respond if needed to help keep people safe. Some think back to the ice storm twenty years ago, and more recently, the snow that covered Southwest Louisiana in December. While cold weather preps are not routine here, emergency officials have had more experience lately. First alert meteorologist Ben Terry says when talking about winter weather in south Louisiana,  expect the...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly