Another devastating loss.
In a note written beforehand, he revealed that he didn’t have it in him to endure another four years of being called a “faggot” and “sissy” at his high school.
The Midd-West School District’s superintendent, Wesley Knapp, claims that with the exception of an undisclosed “humiliating incident” in the cafeteria a few days before his passing, he had received no reports of Bitner being bullied.
├óΓé¼┼ôI├óΓé¼Γäóve been questioning myself. We can├óΓé¼Γäót be too conscientious. If we see a kid who seems to be hurting, we need to single them out [for help]. The fact they don├óΓé¼Γäót report it doesn├óΓé¼Γäót let us off the hook. We need to reach out to kids. We├óΓé¼Γäóre going to try and do a better job.├óΓé¼┬¥
Bitner’s cousin Katie Goodling continues:
├óΓé¼┼ôPeople have to know ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ and I├óΓé¼Γäóve been getting his story out on Twitter, Facebook so people can read it ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ that this can happen to anyone, even people you don├óΓé¼Γäót suspect.├óΓé¼┬¥
We can’t even begin to express to his family and loved ones how sorry we are for such a tragic loss.
Again, we BEG anyone who feels bullied, tormented, confused, or alone to please speak out to someone.
There are people who love you and need you! There’s so much happiness out there that can be yours, it just takes a little time and a lot of courage to find it sometimes! And we promise that it’s worth the wait!
It WILL get better. We promise you that!
R.I.P. Brandon. You are in our thoughts.