Gay Iowa Teen Takes Own Life After Bu...

Gay Iowa Teen Takes Own Life After Bullying

There are 7 comments on the www.advocate.com story from Apr 17, 2012, titled Gay Iowa Teen Takes Own Life After Bullying. In it, www.advocate.com reports that:

Kenneth Weishuhn, a high school freshman in Paullina, Iowa, took his own life Saturday after being bullied by classmates at school and online, and with death threats by phone.

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#1 Apr 17, 2012
How many bullycides have occurred since last year?
Mormon Dead Jew Baptisms

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Apr 17, 2012
I think young people irrationally transpose the safe, open world of glbt space you can find online into their brick and mortar world.

It's a matter of unreality to think experience would be the same in each, and this appears to be a common confusion amongst teenagers, if you think about deaths from teens copying dangerous stunts they see in movies and so forth.

That confusion of realms is simply not a wise mistake to make for kids who are not in a bluer community or who do not have a large, pre existing peer support network.

“Married 6/17/08”

Since: Feb 07

Porterville, CA

#3 Apr 17, 2012
The "big brave bullies" should be charged with murder. Their parents should be so proud.[note sarcasm]

FaFoxy

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Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#4 Apr 17, 2012
This is a horrible thing, and the people who were bullying him should be held criminally responsible.

Bullying IS A CRIME.

My condolences to his family and other loved ones.

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WhatThe ----

Felton, CA

#5 Apr 18, 2012
I think 14 is too young to come out. It isn't safe for them.

I'm so sad.
Bill
#6 Apr 18, 2012
"bullycide"?? are you kidding me with this crap? the parents need to be involved. if one of my kids ever get bullied i'll beat the little bastards ass myself. i dont care about jail. PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN. ITS YOUR JOB

Since: Aug 08

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#7 Apr 18, 2012

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