This is SO sad.
There’s no reason why we should still be hearing such tragic stories like this one.
14-year old Kenneth James Weishuhn Jr. committed suicide this past weekend, after being bullied for months after coming out as gay.
The teen was from Primghar, Iowa, a small town with a population of under 1,000.
Kenneth’s Pinterest account had images repinned of same-sex couples, as well as quotes like, “never be bullied into silence” and one from Glee’s Chris Colfer: “There’s nothing wrong with you. There’s a lot wrong with the world you live in.”
Superintendent of Kenneth’s high school, Dan Moore, wouldn’t speak out about the alleged bullying, but stated:
"We have heard the allegations. We don't know for sure why Kenneth did this."
The death is currently under investigation.
We’ve got to put an end to these horrible tragedies!!! Bullying is NEVER okay and if you are a victim, trust us, it DOES get better.
May Kenneth rest in peace.
[Image via Facebook.]
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