Thursday, March 31, 2011

Rittman teen is driven to suicide by anti-gay bullying

From my home state comes more news of bullying and the death of another kind soul.

Cross post from The Gay Peoples Chronicle

Rittman--A 13-year-old boy violently ended his life on February 23 in a desperate act he felt was his only escape from the ceaseless anti-gay bullying he faced at school daily.

Nicholas Kelo Jr. played football in middle school, but switched to band when he made the transition to high school, which his mother Jacqueline believes might have spurred the bullying.

When she returned home from work on February 23, she found him near death from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He died at Akron Children’s Hospital.

Although he played football, had a black belt in tae kwon do and an IQ tested in the superior range, Kelo and another boy were mercilessly bullied on the bus returning from a football game, and he would often talk to his mother about the ongoing harassment. He told her, however, that he bullies were not worth his time.  Read the full story here.

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