Kelly Plasker, TV weather forecaster whose teenage son died by suicide two years ago has killed herself after leaving a final Facebook post about being groomed as a child.
Kelly Plasker has killed herself
Kelly Plasker, the morning forecaster at KCBD in Lubbock, Texas, posted the message on Sunday, and was found dead shortly afterwards.
She lost her son Thomas to suicide in 2018, when he was 19.
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Plasker said in the post that the memory of a former teacher who groomed her for a relationship in high school has stayed with her since childhood.
‘He was supposed to be somebody looking out for me, but instead of looking out for me he looked at me in ways that men should not look at children,’ she wrote.
She wrote in her post that this was her ‘final confession’ and that she needed to ‘get this out there. ‘ ‘My brain is broken and I cannot take it anymore,’ she said.
I got thrown off course in high school by a man twice my age. My band director, using his time at Frenship high school…Publicată de Kelly Plasker pe Duminică, 30 august 2020
Plasker did not offer further details of whether she had ever reported the abuse she had suffered to the authorities.
Her colleague Karin McKay shared a glowing tribute which also shared news of Plasker’s son’s tragic death. McKay wrote: ‘Kelly was that spunky weather girl every Saturday and Sunday morning on Newschannel 11.
‘What you couldn’t see on TV was a broken heart. I remember one day two years ago when she and I sat and talked in the studio and she told me her world would never be the same. She said, “He was 19 years old, 2 weeks [away] from turning 20.”‘
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