Taylor was one of the 'cool kids' at Truman High School in Fairfax, Indiana.
Taylor approached the popular table at lunch time to find that her seat had been taken. Her peers had been discussing her activities over the previous weekend, which were rumored to have included a "reverse cowgirl". To escape their jeers, she went to sit at another table where April Dawkins sat alone. April attempted to console her, but, insulted by what she deemed to be pity, she responded by calling her a fat, ugly pig. Humiliated, April left. Later, as Taylor cried in the girls' room, April confronted her. Taylor offered an apology, but April was unmoved. She bashed Taylor's head against the mirror and fixtures, then dragged her to the toilet and drowned her.