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Facebook Argument Ends in Tragic Death of 14 Year Old American Girl

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Kierra'onna Rice

Kierra’onna Rice

What started out as an argument on Facebook ended in the gruesome death of a 14-year-old girl.

CNN reports that a group of girls in Alabama decided to take their fight off Facebook and engage in physical battle at Birmingham park. They planned to videotape the fight and post it online.

During the fight, two teenage boys emerged, pulled out their guns, and started shooting sporadically at the girls, killing 14-year-old Kierra’onna Rice and wounding two others.

Authorities are speculating that one of the suspects was dating one of the girls who was fighting Kierra’onna.

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32 Comments

  1. chukwukadibia

    March 10, 2015 at 8:17 am

    This kinda rubbish always happens in america,the careless availability of guns

  2. tony

    March 10, 2015 at 8:25 am

    See we black people.. over what?? tomorrow you cry about police injustice yet we killing each other,, Shame!!

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      March 10, 2015 at 11:45 am

      But we don’t conclusively know whether the boys who pulled the trigger were black. I’m wondering why we should automatically make assumption just because gun violence was involved? The shooters could have been white or Hispanic, as far-fetched as it sounds.

    • tony

      March 10, 2015 at 4:06 pm

      Ogbeni Socially ackward, You just want to talk for yapping sake.. Meanwhile you already answered your questions.. Are these boys Blue? yakitty yack.. What do you know about these type violence in the states??
      wect.com/story/28233532/family-of-slain-14-year-old-girl-speaks-out

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      March 10, 2015 at 6:13 pm

      BN posted a story and didn’t disclose the racial origin of the shooters. I’m going by the timeline of them publishing this story (8.08am) and when you posted your comment (8:25am). Now, I ask you to answer this in the utmost sincerity – did you already know the remaining facts of the story when you made the assertion above that they were black? If you truly did then I apologize as nothing in your comment gave me the impression that you’d gone to verify your claim from other sources.

      If you didn’t, think of how offensive it would have been to read a white person making the same bold assumption. I’m against any kind of racial stereotyping, whether it’s white-on-black or black-on-black or even black-on-white. And just to relieve you from any further confusion as to “why”, my response had nothing to do with “yapping” or however else your very offended (and somewhat offensive) self has decided to construe it; I simply asked a valid question which you’ve now answered so thanks for giving up some more of your personal time to clarify things. Much appreciated.

    • Animal Doctor

      March 10, 2015 at 6:36 pm

      We black people bawo? As I dey so as West African man, I racist to Akata pass oyinbo sef. Abeg we are not the same as those people. Akata – the most useless goats ever known to mankind

  3. Fifi

    March 10, 2015 at 8:31 am

    My children cant school in america until they r doing their masters, the akata children(of all races) are so messed up even the boujie ones

    • naijagurlz

      March 10, 2015 at 10:52 am

      I totally understand your point. However I will not allow my children to school in Nigeria either. Let’s face it between Boko Haram, poor infrastructure and corruption ( the list goes on) Unless you come from a rich home, you can make it. The problem with this story is that an innocent girl was killed for no valid reason. Truly tragic and sad. The problem is not social media, the problem is how people use social media for both good and evil.

    • nene

      March 10, 2015 at 1:11 pm

      the point is, the ghetto kids is nigeria still have more discipline compared to ghetto black kids in america. i agree with fifi. even with poor infrastructure and poverty, you barely see this type of ratchetness displayed by young teenagers in nigeria.

    • niola

      March 10, 2015 at 11:27 am

      Fifi i think say na me type this ooo,honestly i no gbadun that america lifestyle sha.. na kids forget yankee for school o until mature age of 45 heh hehe

    • jhennique

      March 12, 2015 at 11:23 am

      true that @ fifi. Thanks God for schools like AIS and BIS and Daywaterman and the likes. America Oshi!

  4. Carliforniabawlar

    March 10, 2015 at 8:31 am

    With the energy levels, raging hormones and horrible temper at the time, if I had facebook at 14, I probably would have attempted murder too. This has nothing to do with ratchetery.

    These teens need to join a dance crew, choir, knitting club, math club, something….anything! Just have them use all that energy on something productive instead of loafing around on the Internet.

  5. mimi

    March 10, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Very very sad indeed! The root of the problem is the gun control! How on earth could a young boy like that poses a gun and take it with him during a fights?

  6. She

    March 10, 2015 at 8:50 am

    HIAN! Ife n’eme

  7. Mizzy

    March 10, 2015 at 8:54 am

    na wa o, i wonder hw kids think dis days…. violence evrywher

  8. Ammagh

    March 10, 2015 at 8:57 am

    I honestly don’t understand why little children cannot be little children anymore .life cut so short! Train up a child the way she or he should go. Hmmmm

  9. Mizzy

    March 10, 2015 at 9:05 am

    na wa o…. i wonder hw kids think dis days. violence evrywhere

  10. honey

    March 10, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Each country with their problem. “Overchop” and “overbelleful” is American’s wahala.

    I mean, you finish arguing online and you decide to fight in an open space and videotape it? How idiotic? And then one of the girl’s boyfriend who cannot be more than 16 has a gun? Me wey don old as Methuselah sef, na only on policemen that i see gun.

    Hmm, it is well.

  11. Rukamina

    March 10, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Omg. Everything tragic is happening in the world.

  12. nonamespls

    March 10, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Too sad, 14 year olds boyfriend hmmmm. They really need to do something about their gun laws

  13. bruno

    March 10, 2015 at 10:28 am

    this is terrible. this is very common in the african american community. planning a meeting in the park just to fight each other and they carry their camera to record the fight and they post the video on youtube or worldstar.

  14. The Bull

    March 10, 2015 at 10:30 am

    I see some of these videos on YouTube and Twitter sometimes. Young girls and boys fighting and videotaping with the video recorder screaming World star(worldstarhiphop.com) some of these fights are for really violent and for trivial things like Twitter beef and in some cases you see a guy stepping and kicking on a knocked out persons head. Was only a matter of time for it to escalate to this level.

    • The Bull

      March 10, 2015 at 10:33 am

      Are really violent*

  15. Que

    March 10, 2015 at 11:05 am

    ?..and show of stupidity like this is why teenagers should be tried as adults for certain crimes…… I know teenage years can be tempting, but its no excuse for being daft….. how do you sit in your home, punching some keys deliberately setting yourself up for a fight….are you mad?? Whats wrong with people???

    Abeg make I face my work… na Isio I been find come!

  16. ebony

    March 10, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Mehn! When you watch most shocking videos on Sony max, you go know say the craze wey dey oyinbo head na grade 1. they always seem soo angry and ready to cause mayhem.. its unfortunate when death is involved too.

  17. gia

    March 10, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    It’s the gun culture they have over there…at least here in italy if someone owns a gun you know that they’re either a cop or a criminal.
    Brainless pimply teenagers are completely harmless here.

  18. oj

    March 10, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    should we be surprised at this when over 90% of movies and video games today contain gruesome violent scenes? even cartoons are not spared for this madness. these are what our kids are exposed to. parents, watch the type of movies and games ur children watch and play respectively.

  19. oyat

    March 10, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Its not the fight that is the issue. Afterall in those days students quarrel in class and end up waiting for each other somewhere on the way home or back of school with other kids waiting to watch and cheer them on. The 2 will fight wella and feed each other sand…end of story! it’s the possession of guns that is the real issue here.

  20. Spoken

    March 11, 2015 at 3:41 am

    Whatever in Nigeria or America or London, only God protects regardless of where we are go to school or live.

    My cousin was sent back to naija for high school cos he was being bad here,like gangs and guns bad. 7 years later, he’s in naija and worse not to mention extremely spoilt and lavish. and he lovessss living in naija

    All in All God help us raise our kids the right way and protect their minds

  21. Jesbadoma

    March 11, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Why should a 14 year old have a facebook page in the first place? This is what you get when you allow kids all sort of liberties.

    • jhennique

      March 12, 2015 at 11:24 am

      azzin ehn! 14 year old. not to talk of even fighting over man. Arrant Nonsense

  22. Blessing Willams

    March 11, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Facebook and other social media including email portals have age restrictions yet parents allow their minors lie about their ages to sign up

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