Daniel Safrit’s photo was displayed as his family talked of a history of bullying experiences at school that they believe led the 11-year-old to take his own life.
Signs are up noting the vigil planned for Saturday night that family members hope will bring attention to bullying and its effects.
The family of Daniel Safrit will hold a candlelight vigil at Tamarac Marina on Saturday at 6 p.m.
JON C. LAKEY / SALISBURY POST Scottie Safrit gathers with family to discuss the events leading up to the suicide of his 11-year-old son, Daniel Safrit. The Erwin Middle School 6th grader committed suicide at his mother's home last Friday. The family cites a history of bullying experiences at school as the reason the 11-year-old took his own life.
Scottie Safrit, left, gathers with his family to discuss the events leading up to the suicide of his 11-year-old son, Daniel. With Scottie are from left, Tina Safrit (Daniel’s stepmother), Jamie Safrit (Daniel’s mother), Keith Welch (a friend) and Devin Safrit (Daniel’s brother).