Mother says Mississippi 6th-grader hanged himself over bullying

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – The parents of a 6th grade boy in Mississippi who hanged himself in the family garage to say that he was bullied at school and after to say, maybe he is bisexual.

WREG-TV reports that the 12-year-old Andy Leach left a note for his family before killing himself on March 6. His parents, Cheryl Hudson and Matt Leach, say they learned after his death that the other Southaven High school students called their son worthless and ugly and threatened to beat him.

The parents say that the school district does not enforce its policy of “zero tolerance” for bullying.

The district says it encourages anyone aware of bullying to report it to the officials of the school, so that they can respond appropriately.


Information: WREG-TV,

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