Emergency Measures To Withstand Bullying: Parents Alarmed After 9-Year-Old Bullying Victim From Denver Takes His Own Life
August 28, 2018
The news about the death of 9-year-old boy from Denver, who took his own life after being bullied for being gay, resonated all over the world. His mother, Leia Pierce, told FOX 31 Denver that her son had confessed to her over the summer and received strong support from her. He felt like telling his classmates at Joe Shoemaker Elementary School as well. Their reaction was not so encouraging, though.
9-year-old Jamel Myles came to his sister in tears and told her about the school bullying. Some peers told him to kill himself. The tragedy happened only 4 days after the beginning of a school year. Jamel took his own life. According to a study, sexual minorities are more likely to attempt suicide because of social attacks and pressure.