Gay Iowa Teen Commits Suicide After Allegedly Receiving Death Threats

Sadly, just days before the Day of Silence, comes this report from The Huffington Post:

As KTIV is reporting, 14-year-old Kenneth Weishuhn Jr. began to be teased and bullied by classmates at South O’Brien High School after he came out earlier this year. “People that were originally his friends, they kind of turned on him,” sister Kayla Weishuhn, a sophomore, is quoted as saying. “A lot of people, they either joined in or they were too scared to say anything.”

The anti-gay teasing reportedly also continued online, where classmates created a hate group against gays and added Kenneth’s friends as members, and got even worse when the freshman started receiving death threats from students on his phone.

Weishuhn’s mother Jeannie Chambers said her son told her, “Mom, you don’t know how it feels to be hated.”

It’s because of things like this that we need the Day of Silence.

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