A tragic news story has just been reported out of Colorado. A mother has opened up about the death of her 9-year-old son.
"A 9-year-old Colorado boy who died by suicide last week had been bullied at school after announcing over the summer that he was gay and expressing his desire to share the news with his classmates, his mother said," according to People.
“I could just imagine what they said to him,” mom Leia Pierce said of her son, Jamel Myles, who died four days after the start of classes at Joe Shoemaker School in Denver, according to local TV station KDVR. “My son told my oldest daughter the kids at school told him to kill himself. I’m just sad he didn’t come to me,” she told People.
Paramedics reportedly responded to the family's home on Thursday after a call was placed for a medical emergency. They transported the young boy to the hospital where he lost his life. Now, his mother is speaking out to address the issue and to bring to light the consequences that bullying a person can have.
“My child died because of bullying. My baby killed himself,” Pierce told The Denver Post. “He didn’t deserve this. He wanted to make everybody happy even when he wasn’t. I want him back so bad.”
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