Outting bullies, Supporting Victims, and Serious News Stories all in one

So many young people are dying because they are bullied. It could be in your hometown, state, or in your school. How many people watch the bullying and do nothing? How many schools just pass it off as kids being kids?


Gay teen Carlos Vigil, 17 of New Mexico, is the latest teenager to commit suicide because of relentless bullying. He was taken off life support on July 16,2013. He would’ve been a Senior at Albuquerque‘s Valley High School this fall.

Carlos mom Jacqueline Vigil told her local news that Carlos has been bullied since he was 8 years old.

“He had this lunchbox, a smiley face lunchbox, and people thought it was the funniest lunchbox ever, and they made fun of him for it,” Jacqueline is quoted as saying. “They grabbed it on the school bus and just threw it on the floor and broke it. It’s just little things like that.”

Carlos father Ray Vigil echoed those sentiments to NBC affiliate KOB-TV.

“We found out three years ago that he was going through this stuff and we’ve been trying to help him every day since. We realize he’s been going through it every day since he was in the third grade, that’s a long time for a child to hold that within himself.”

Carlos Vigil, 17, posted a heartbreaking note on Twitter on Saturday that he was “a loser, a freak, and a fag,” and ended with “I’m free now” — alluding to his suicide attempt.

Vigil’s father said his politically-minded son had just returned from a trip to North Carolina where he was helping to lobby for an anti-bullying bill there.

 He had been teased relentlessly about his weight, his acne and having a lazy eye.
Gregory Spring, 17, of Allegany, New York was another teen bullied for having Tourette Syndrome, Callosum Dysgenesis, a developmental disorder. Gregory was just finishing his Sophomore year when he took his life on June 17,2013.

His mother, Keri said he was the victim of  relentless bullies over the years and she tried contacting the school to tell them about the bullying, as they have an anti-bullying policy.
Shockingly even after his death the torment continues with one person writing on his memorial page-
The school denies Gregory took his own life because of the bullying and blames “other circumstances” for his death.
“Based on information received from the police, the untimely loss of this student’s life may be attributed to a factor of factors altogether unrelated to bullying,” Superintendent Karen Geelan wrote.
His mother disagrees as the bullying evident on Greg’s condolence page is evidence enough that he was bullied severely.
“When a bully is brought to your attention, it needs to be hit head-on and stopped immediately,” she said.
Just 2 more tragic deaths added to the list that includes teens Amanda Todd, Rehteah Parsons, Felicia Garcia, and Audrie Pott.




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