A nine-year-old kid in Denver, Colorado, has conferred suicide on the main seven day stretch of school in the wake of being tormented by schoolmates for turning out as gay, his mom says.
Leia Pierce told neighborhood media that her child, Jamel Myles, killed himself at their home last Thursday subsequent to persevering through a few long stretches of homophobic harassing.
“Four days is all it took at school. I could just imagine what they said to him,” Pierce told KDVR. “My son told my oldest daughter the kids at school told him to kill himself. I’m just sad he didn’t come to me.”
Pierce said her child, who was selected at Joe Shoemaker Elementary School, disclosed to her he was gay over the mid year and that he needed to turn out all things considered to his schoolmates when he began school.
“He went to school and said he was gonna tell people he’s gay because he’s proud of himself,” she said
The school said anguish advisors had been made accessible to understudies and staff and a letter was sent to families about the disaster and help accessible.
Pierce said she trusts her child’s demise will bring issues to light about the overwhelming impacts of harassing
“We should have accountability for bullying,” she said. “I think the child should, because the child knows it’s wrong. The child wouldn’t want someone to do it to them. I think the parent should be held (accountable) because obviously the parents are either teaching them to be like that, or they’re treating them like that.”