17-year-old Hanna Reno, a junior currently attending Basehor-Linwood High School in Kansas, is sharing her story about two classmates who allegedly threatened to slash her throat and strongly suggested she commit suicide.
In order to spread awareness about the prevalence of bullying and the many forms it can take, Reno is sharing the Facebook message she received from her two classmates, which included song lyrics that “addressed things like my sexuality… him wanting to kill me, and him wanting me to kill myself.”
Reno told Fox 4 Kansas City, “It is definitely inappropriate to target somebody for their sexuality. It’s inappropriate to target anyone and write a song that’s wanting them to die… I was extremely upset.”
Hannah’s father says “she was almost hysterical… she couldn’t believe that she was attacked because of her sexual preference.”
He said her two peers wanted to “cut her throat and shoot her, that they wanted her to slit her wrists and cut her own throat.”
Brian claims he immediately alerted police and high school administrators about the incident, leading to the offenders being suspended for “severe disrespect and intimidation of another student.”
He thinks the punishment isn’t nearly severe enough.
“If this was a bomb threat in a song, what would have happened? That school would have been on lockdown — but because of my daughter’s sexual preferences being questioned, they’re trying to minimize this, and I do not like this at all.’
Basehor-Linwood High School hasn’t yet made any official statement on the incident.
Watch the report below: