Another young life lost to suicide, due in part to the taunts of bullies who allegedly started sending death threats to a gay teen.
“Mom, you don’t know how it feels to be hated.”
That’s what 14 year-old Kenneth Weishuhn’s mother, Jeannie Chambers, says her son told her about the teasing, bullying, and Facebook anti-gay hate page some kids in his school made after he recently came out publicly as being gay.
According to KTIV.com,
“People that were originally his friends, they kind of turned on him,” said his sister Kayla Weishuhn.
Teasing started in school, according Kayla, a sophomore. She says it was the boys in her class, that bullied her brother over his sexuality.
“A lot of people, they either joined in or they were too scared to say anything,” she said.
Apparently the boys who were leading the bullying were given a warning, but that didn’t stop the bullying. Jeannie Chambers is torn about what should be done next.
“I really don’t want to ruin somebody else’s life, or take someone else’s son or daughter from them. But, I don’t know what it’s going to take to get it to stop,” said Chambers.
And those are the big questions: What do you do when children are ruining other children’s lives? What punishment is appropriate for these teen bullies?
And how do we prevent another senseless, devastating death?