12-Year-Old Hangs Himself After Bout With #Bullying
NEW YORK CITY - A 12-year-old boy harassed by school bullies about his intelligence, his height and his deceased father hanged himself in the New York City apartment he shared with his mother Tuesday night according to relatives and those who knew him.
“I want to remember him as a happy kid,” his anguished sister said on Thursday.
Joel Morales transferred from P.S. 102 to P.S. 57 after enduring incessant taunting for months, but the bullying persisted at his new school, the fifth-grader’s family said.