At a little after 3pm Wednesday, Felicia Garcia handed her cell phone to her friend as the train approach at the Huguenot Staten Island Railway station platform and said: “Finally, it’s here.”
Sobbing, the 15-year-old then walked to the edge of the platform at 3.15pm and fell backward into the path of an oncoming train, to the horror of fellow Tottenville High School students.
The tormented teen took her own life after being the subject of bullying after it emerged that she had some sort of physical interaction up to four football players and became a target for her classmates vicious taunts.
“Kids are saying she had sex with some guys from the football team at a party after the game,” said a friend of the doomed girl who asked not to be identified. “Later on they wouldn’t leave her alone about it. They just kept bullying her and bullying her.”
Garcia, who already had lived a troubled life, residing in foster homes, took to Twitter on Monday to reveal that the relentless taunts had simply became too much.
“I cant, im done, I give up,” she tweeted Monday.
On Monday, Felicia told a girlfriend about the encounters and told her they were consensual, police sources told the New York Daily News.
“Everything was fine with her until she went to that football game Saturday night,” said pal Alissa Compitello. “We need to do something about these bullies. There is too much bullying going on in this school. We need justice.”
Compitello also tweeted that the relentless bullying Felicia was dealt at school had driven the student to take her own life.
“All this girl wanted was to be left alone… and nobody could do that for her. #prayforfelicia.”
Sara Brager, the 16-year-old, who Felicia handed her phone to in her final moment recounts her own horror at the events she witnessed.
“Just before she fell, she said, ‘Finally, it’s here,’” said Brager. “It was the most horrible thing I’ve ever seen.”
Another friend, Domenica Modica, said her father carried Felicia to the ambulance stretcher and tried to revive her before she was rushed to Staten Island University Hospital.
She was pronounced dead just before 5pm.9
“(She) had a terrible life on top of all the heartache — bullies at school taunted her and spread rumors,” Gabriella Leone, whose younger sister witnessed the incident, told The Post. “I hope all bullies get punished!”