Rebecca Sedwick (family photo)
Lakeland, Florida - It's hard to even begin to imagine the heartbreak Rebecca Sedwick's family feels day in and day out despite Tuesday's arrests.
At the closed down cement plant in Lakeland where the 12-year-old they call Becca took her life, a makeshift memorial of stuffed animals, a cross, and candles stand as a reminder of the tragedy that happened there in September.
Becca's lifeless body was discovered at the closed down Cemex cement site at 315 North Eastside Drive. It's in an industrial area which is normally pretty quiet unless a train barrels down the tracks nearby.
Her family says she was bullied to the breaking point. They are so upset over her death that her parents moved from Lakeland to New Port Richey an hour away to get away from the memories.
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Rebecca's mother Tricia says, "I could not stomach being in that area at all."
Tuesday afternoon Tricia, Becca's brother Cody, her stepfather John and sister Summer gathered to talk to the media about the arrests that the Polk County Sheriff's Office made in Becca's case.
They wish something would have been done sooner and say the system failed them from the beginning. Tricia said Becca told staff members at Crystal Lake Middle School she was being terrorized but nothing was done about it.
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Tricia says, "Nobody took Rebecca's complaints of bullying seriously. They just said, 'you need to toughen up - adapt to new surroundings- develop a thicker skin."
Becca's parents took matters into their own hands by pulling their daughter out of the school. They home-schooled her until she could start at a different school this year, but say the bullying persisted and even became worse.
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"I didn't think that she should have to have been removed from her school - the girls should have been moved not Becca because she wasn't causing the problems," Sedwick's stepfather, John said. "I also feel like she shouldn't have been snatched out of her social life so she reached out to the social networks to continue to have relationship with her friends."
Becca's parents deleted her Facebook page, but say still the bullying persisted at Kik, Instagram, ask.fm and Boxer until she took her own life.
Even after her funeral, Sheriff Grady Judd says the girls just refused to let it rest.
"For them to allow them to post these things - we do appreciate it because it helped with the investigation- but still, to let this stuff still be out there, it's just fueling the fire for other girls to say 'why should we stop bullying?'," John added.
And that's why Becca's mother is working on a project called SafeCircles, where parents can register online to have their children's social media sites monitored. Click here for a tutorial on how it works.
You can read more about your school district's bullying policy by clicking the links below:
Bullying Prevention tips from the FL Department of Education
SafeCircles- Tricia Norman launches online social media site that protects registered users from bullying
Rebecca Sedwick, 12, took her own life because of bullying
Mother says school district could have done more to stop bullying
Arrests made- 2 girls arrested after bullying victim's suicide
Rebecca's mom speaks after teen arrests in bullying suicide case
Tammie Fields, 10 News