‘You Don’t Know How It Feels To Be Hated.’ Another Gay Teen Suicide
After merciless bullying in school, online, and a slew of death threats over the phone, 14-year-old Kenneth Weishuhn is dead.
Kenneth Weishuhn didn’t know either, until he told his friends last month that he was gay.
“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.
Kenneth’s school, South O’Brien High School, allegedly gave the students who were threatening to murder him a warning, but pursued no further action to discipline the would-be killers or to protect to now dead teenager.
How’d that plan work out for you, South O’Brien?
When Kenneth’s parent’s have had time to process their enormous loss, they say they may pursue legal action against the school for their arguably very legitimate part in the death of their son.
How many stories like this do we have to read before schools actually start giving a damn about the lives of gay students they are charged with protecting?