Iowa Teen Suicide

“Mom, you don’t know how it feels to be hated.” That’s the message 14-year-old Kenneth Weishuhn Jr. had for his mother, shortly before he killed himself. The 14 year old had recently come out of the closet and was ostracized by others in his school. A Facebook page was started to persecute him and he was receiving death threats on his cell phone.

“People that were originally his friends, they kind of turned on him,” said his sister Kayla Weishuhn.

Teasing started in school, according Kayla, a sophomore.  She says it was the boys in her class, that bullied her brother over his sexuality.

A lot of people, they either joined in or they were too scared to say anything,” she said.

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