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Parents: Boy, 13, 'bullied to death' by middle-school students who accused him of being gay

The Houston Chronicle reports that last week an eighth-grader shot himself in the head after constant middle-school bullying, according to his parents.

asher [Asher] Brown, his family said, was "bullied to death" — picked on for his small size, his religion and because he did not wear designer clothes and shoes. Kids also accused him of being gay, some of them performing mock gay acts on him in his physical education class, his mother and stepfather said.

The 13-year-old's parents said they had complained about the bullying to Hamilton Middle School officials during the past 18 months, but claimed their concerns fell on deaf ears.

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