Friday, April 10, 2009
Gay Bullied 11 Year old commits Suicide
Anti-Gay Bullying Drives 11 YO Massachusetts Student to Suicide
A horrific end to the relentless bullying of an 11-year-old boy in Springfield, Massachusetts.
"Sirdeaner L. Walker found her son, Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover, hanging by an extension cord on the second floor of her Springfield home on Monday night. Walker said Carl, a sixth-grade student at the New Leadership Charter School, had been taunted and threatened by classmates for weeks before he killed himself. She said that she contacted the school repeatedly over the last six months to ask teachers to intervene after learning her son had been targeted by students. Walker said her son’s classmates called him gay on a daily basis, made fun of his clothes and threatened to harm him, according to the Springfield Republican."
"I just want to help some other child. I know there are other kids being picked on, and it's day in and day out," says Walker.
The tragedy comes one week after an Ohio family sues a high school after their 17-year-old son committed suicide. Yes, he also was constantly bullied.
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