To make matters worse, it appeared that the entire school was in on the so-called joke. Some of her fellow students pointed and laughed at her in the corridors. Others took great delight in telling her that a boy who was also nominated dropped out for fear of being associated with her.
Understandably, the prank left Whitney utterly heartbroken. That night, the teenager returned home where she fell into a pit of despair. She cried the night away and even considered taking her own life “right here, right now,” according to CNN.