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And it's something that nourishes me everyday." Lauren was 12 when she got the lead in a local theatre production of "Annie." "... "And at that point, he just looked really angry and walked over and sort of punched his fist into one of the poles that was holding the tent up," said Hannah. collapsed and people trying to hold it up," Chloe added. It was a big scene." The scene ended when Nathaniel was asked to leave.
she just has a lovely voice and it was just growing stronger and stronger," said Astley. "Yeah, we went to help rebuild after Hurricane Katrina," she replied. And Lauren began dating fellow classmate Nathaniel Fujita. "So people actually had to rush over and -" Smith asked. "He had to be picked up and -- and I think feeling like the world was -- against him at that point," said Astley.
There is an established link between being a victim of teen dating violence and teen suicide.
According to researchers at the University of Minnesota, 50% of youth reporting both dating violence and rape also reported attempting suicide, compared to 12.5% of non-abused girls and 5.4% of non-abused boys.
While not currently at the forefront of a national conversation, domestic violence remains as prevalent an issue among college students as sexual assault.
One in five students has experienced domestic violence — a statistic that directly mirrors the U. Department of Justice’s findings on student victims of sexual assault (though some have contested those findings).
Her parents, both educators, divorced in 2006 and shared custody of Lauren. she was always laughing and moving and doing something," said Dunne. "She did have a lot of personality and she was incredibly honest," said friend Hannah Blahut. If she was helping you with a problem, she would put 100 percent into it," said Hannah. In fact, Lauren went to New Orleans three times to help flood victims get back on their feet. Just one month later, Lauren was found brutally murdered.
"She was very strong in soccer," Astley said, "then -- tennis, even though she was small." "She was tiny ... "And did good, hard, manual labor, which was good for her to do. "And when they told me that they had found her body," Dunne said, "I remember just bellowing, 'Don't let it be Nate.
Friends Genevieve Flynn and Chloe Jacques were paralyzed with fear. and we just waited and waited and sat in silence, not knowing what to do, not knowing what to think, not knowing what to feel," said Chloe. "He was a little bit on the quiet side," said Chloe. "She was really looking forward to college because she would get to meet a lot of new people," said Genevieve. About 150 classmates were under a huge tent, dancing and celebrating, including Lauren's ex-boyfriend, Nathaniel.
Lauren had just turned 18 -- a bright, musically gifted girl with her whole life in front of her. "We been playing sports together since maybe elementary school," said D. "And, she was sort of just, like, 'Get away from me.' Like, 'get away from me, Nate.'" "...
As with cases of sexual assault, most incidents of domestic violence go unreported, meaning the number is likely much higher.