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A Tennessee teen killed himself after his classmates outed him on social media, such as arms and legs, to his family, he said.
Adam Smith, a 16-year-old student at Coffee County High School in Manchester, died Sept. 22, the same day that two other teenagers were revealed to have been private messages on Instagram and Snapchat.
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Smith’s brother, told WZTV that he had no idea why his brother would kill himself, and he’s reaching out to his friends, who said that the teenager was bisexual and that his messages had been leaked.
Adam Smith, 16, killed himself this month after being bullied online for bi sexual, his family said.
“They’re doing it just to be fully degrading and to embarrass my brother,” Joshua Smith said. “In a small, rural town in middle Tennessee, you can only imagine that it was a joke to get up and go to school on Monday morning. He couldn’t face the humiliation that was waiting for him when he got to school on Monday, he was shot down and killed.”
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The brother said to Smith, the girl who allegedly posted the images to her, and to tell them that he was going to kill himself, and claimed that the girl was not telling anyone about it.
Smith’s family has been urging you to Coffee County District Attorney Craig Northcott to be the pressure on costs, but the family says the Northcott announced that it will be for a minimum of 30 days in which to make a decision on the matter.
In a statement made to the WTFV, Northcott said his firm “has encouraged, collaborated, and assisted with the investigation into the events that led up to the death, and all the reports are saying that he will “fail or refuse to act on a misrepresentation.”
Northcott has been criticized for the fact that he does not believe in same-sex marriage and has promised that same-sex partners would not receive the protection of domestic violence laws and regulations.
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Hundreds attended a vigil for the Smith’s on the Thursday in Manchester, where she mourned the loss of a 16-year-old. His mother, Crys Smith, had a message for those of you who are allegedly involved in her son’s death: “it is Simply because it’s fun to have someone to be ashamed of or to humiliate me, think again. As if anyone would have realized that my son would not be dead.”