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Boy, 14, kills himself after classmates tease him at school, on Facebook; threaten him via cellphone

A 14-year-old boy in Paullina, Iowa, has killed himself after constant teasing from classmates, KTIV-TV reports.

Kenneth Weishuhn told friends a month ago that he was gay. From KTIV's website:

"People that were originally his friends, they kind of turned on him," said his sister Kayla Weishuhn. "A lot of people, they either joined in or they were too scared to say anything."

Soon, Kenneth was teased on Facebook and received death threats from fellow students on his cellphone. Click here to read the complete KTIV story.

By Monday, a new Facebook page had been created: Remember Kenneth James Weishuhn.

His grandmother Tullula Moore posted:

"Loved that child from the day he was born and now even in death. I am KJ's grandmother and would like to thank all of you for your support. Hopefully each and everyone of you can make/start a change with the schools, local gov. because Bulling is done by SISSY's. And it really doesn't matter if you are gay, you could be fat, skinny, walk funny, talk funny, have old holey clothes, no teeth. Those that are bullying are just ignorant. Make the Authorities responsible!!!!!!"


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If you don't want to be teased as a young man, it would probably be a good idea not to wear giant earrings.

Juan, what a completely ignorant thing to say. Do you think today's rap stars and professional athletes get death threats to the point of contemplating suicide for wearing "bling"? These bullies' actions are just another gross demonstration of homophobia and hatred at their worst. While I am sure you were attempting to make an innocent joke please realize that this topic is not one to joke about.

Any one know the result of the trial in the Rutgers case?

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