There are so many sad factors in the death of Shaakira Dorsey, a 16-year-old Warrensville Heights, Ohio, girl who was reportedly beaten to death by another teen after making jokes about her passing gas.
According to news reports, the fight happened last Wednesday night around 8pm in a driveway. Shaakira had been teasing the other 16-year-old unnamed teen about something as silly as farting and the girls were soon engaged in a physical altercation. Local ABC News reports that two 911 calls were made during that time, one to report a fight and another to request an ambulance.
A 9-1-1 call from that night sounded, “At the end of my driveway, it’s some kids fighting, and it’s adults there watching … it’s adults, grown-ups there watching them fight.”
Most unfortunate is that among those who stood around and watched the fight is said to be the victim’s own stepfather. A police report states:
“When I asked [blank] what Shaakira had been doing prior to talking on the lawn he became very evasive and would not provide any information. As I spoke with [blank] Shaakira’s mother [blank] arrived on scene. She had not been notified of the situation but also confirmed Shaakira had no pre existing medical conditions.”
Later the report reads, “I again spoke with [blank] about the events leading to Shaakira’s collapse. This time [blank] advised as he pulled in front of 4796 Walford Shaakira jumped from his cars back seat and ran behind an SUV … [blank] then stated Shaakira and another girl emerged from behind the SUV fighting.”
Once the fight was broken up, Shaakira reportedly collapsed; EMS rushed her to the hospital, where she later died. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has not yet released her cause of death, but the other teen involved in the fight has since been charged with murder and is due in juvenile court today.
The Warrensville Heights School District released a statement on Shakira’s death saying:
“Warrensville Heights City School District is deeply saddened by the loss of a member of our student family, Shaakira Dorsey, who passed away on Wednesday evening. Shaakira was an eleventh grade student at the High School and a member of the Lady Tigers Softball Team. We will follow our established procedures for this type of crisis. The Grief Counseling Team will be available in the High School throughout the remainder of the week and next week as well. At this time, we are respecting her family’s privacy and ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Details regarding arrangements will be shared at a later date.”
I don’t know what else to say about this situation but SMH.
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