NYPD: No Indication Teen Killed by Bus Was Bullied

The Staten Island girl's uncle said she was tormented by bullies at school.

Thursday, Jan 5, 2012  |  Updated 7:36 AM EDT
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Teen Killed by Bus Carried Suicide Note: Cops

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Amanda Cummings died after being hit by an MTA bus on Dec. 27.

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Teen Killed by Bus Carried Suicide Note: Cops

A 15-year-old Staten Island girl who relatives said had been bullied was carrying a suicide note when she was struck by a bus, police say. Amanda Cummings' uncle said she was tormented by bullies at school. Roseanne Colletti reports.
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The NYPD has determined no criminality was suspected in the case of a Staten Island teenager who was carrying a suicide note when she jumped in front of a bus.     

The girl's uncle had said that 15-year-old Amanda Diane Cummings had been bullied at school.     

The city medical examiner's office has ruled the death a suicide.     

Cummings died Dec. 27, six days after being struck by the MTA bus.      

Her uncle, Keith Cummings, had said that his niece was tormented by bullies and was dealing with romantic problems. He said the bullies mocked her and took her phone, shoes and jacket.

He was exploring possible criminal redress against them. Cummings' sister, Diane, also pleaded with potential witnesses on the 15-year-old's Facebook page to come forward. The girl's personal page has since been removed.   

Police investigated the uncle's allegations but found no indication that the girl had been harassed, reports The New York Times.      

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