Son Commits Suicide; Father Killed Raising Awareness

Posted: October 11, 2013 in The World is Confusing
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Bullying causes a gay teen to commit suicide; Careless driving causes a father to get hit and killed when walking to raise awareness about his son.

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A 15-YEAR-OLD BOY committed SUICIDE after being BULLIED at school for being GAY. Jadin Bell died in February after hanging himself in the school yard. There was no suicide note, however, Jadin’s father, Joe Bell, said

Jadin was bullied relentlessly for being gay, both in school and online.

Joe Bell wanted to start educating the country about the lasting effects of bullying and started his mission called “Joe’s Walk for Change.” The walk started in late April in La Grande, Oregon and Bell was planning on making a U-shape from La Grande all the way down to Dallas, Texas, and all the way back up to Delaware or New York.

On Wednesday, Bell was planning on being picked up at 6pm wherever he was, to go talk to Hugo United Methodist Church, in Colorado. Unfortunately, on Bell’s walking journey he was killed by a semi-truck. The truck driver was charged with reckless driving and the police assume he may have fallen asleep behind the wheel.

This tragedy truly raises the awareness and hopefully will open YOUR eyes to what effects bullying really has on someone. Gay and lesbian teens are two to three times more likely to commit teen suicide than other youths. About 30% of all COMPLETED suicides have been related to sexual identity crisis. 9 OUT OF 10 LGBT TEENS HAVE REPORTED BEING BULLIED AT SCHOOL WITHIN THE PAST YEAR BECAUSE OF THEIR SEXUAL ORIENTATION.

 

People are mean, however, schools and states need to start being more strict about bullying. CHILDREN, TEENS, and ADULTS are KILLING THEMSELVES because other people are BULLYING them. Jokes about race, gender, sexual orientation, hair, what clothes you wear, RIDICULOUS things that shouldn’t even matter to someone else. It’s not their business. There is no federal law that specifically applies to bullying. In some cases, when bullying is based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or religion, bullying overlaps with harassment and schools are legally obligated to address it.

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Comments
  1. These types of stories make me sick…How long will it take for the world to wake up?

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