Such a tragedy! No child should ever feel as though suicide is his only out. According to a family member's public comment on Facebook, the bullying was reported more than once and never addressed and eluded to the fact that kids with certain last names or star athletes don't get in trouble at that school. I could post screen shot but it's all out there for anyone who cares to read it. What a shame that nothing was done and an innocent life lost because of bullying. If any good comes of it, maybe this will open the eyes of some who have the power to stop it. I think every school should have a zero tolerance policy for bullying and strictly enforce it. With that said, prayers for this young man's family and his friends. For those from Tazewell County here is a link to petition related to stricter consequences for bullying. Our school board needs to step up to do better by our kids in this area. Hold adults in charge, bullies, and parents of bullies accountable regardless of one's community standing.
Please speak out and sign the petition.
From: Clifford Allen (FB)
"In light of the recent tragedy there is going to be a community meeting on October 28th at 7 o'clock at City on A Hill church located right beside the Tazewell county country club all concerned parents community leaders Pastors anybody who wants to help Push Back Against Bullying please help us get the word so we can move forward together as a community and change our children's future for the better!! Share Share Share."