A 12-year-old boarding school student has committed suicide on Tuesday after she was called a nerd by her classmates because she loves Maths and science.
The student identified as, Storm, killed herself in the prestigious SEED Public Charter School of Washington (SEED DC).
The school notified the police of her death after officials found her lifeless in her dorm room.
Her death is currently being investigated as a suicide.
Local News 4 learnt from parents of two children at the school that Storm was being bullied.
Social media reports suggest that the girl was called a nerd because of her interest in Mathematics and Science.
The school released a statement on her death but did not confirm her death as a case of bullycide.
“We are deeply saddened to report that a SEED DC student unexpectedly passed away this morning. This is, of course, a terrible tragedy for the family first and foremost, as well as for the entire SEED Community.
We ask that you respect the privacy of the family and of our community of scholars and teachers in their mourning,” the statement read.