logo

Confirmed: 12-year-old boy found hanged in the family's garage. The note was found nearby

Edduin Carvajal
Mar 14, 2018
02:47 P.M.

Bullying has become a terrible situation that most children have to face in their schools as it doesn’t seem to have a solution.

Advertisement

12-year-old Andrew Leach hanged himself in the family’s garage on March 6, 2018. According to his suicide note, he was tired of being mistreated by many other students of Southaven Middle School, located in Mississippi.

As reported by Meaww, the teenager was found by his 16-year-old brother. Matt Leach, the victim’s father, pointed out that his son was struggling internally with his sexual orientation during the past couple of months.

‘He finally came out with the information at school that he thought he may be bisexual. I think that really amped up the bullying.’

Matt Leach, Meaww, March 13, 2018.

Cheryl Hudson, Andrew’s mother, confessed that her son had a contagious smile and that he loved to spend time outdoors and camping. She added that every time he saw someone ‘down,’ he would try to help them ‘up.’

Advertisement

The school where Andrew and his brother studied has high levels of bullying. Hudson admitted that other teens used to call her son ‘fat, ugly, and worthless.’ Both of his parents talk to a teacher and to the 6th-grade principal, but the problem never stopped.

Even though a suicide is not that common, it is not the first time something similar happened to one of the students of Southaven Middle School. A couple of years ago, a young girl hung herself using a water towel due to bullying.

After that, many more students have attempted to do the same. Matt finally said that he wished all the students who used to bully his son, especially those who told him that he ‘wouldn’t make it out of the school bathroom,’ that they caused his death.

The school released a statement emphasizing that it treats all the bullying allegations with ‘utmost importance.’

Officials of the school district revealed that they were investigating all claims and that they have been training school counselors to deal with such situations in order to avoid children from suffering.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Mean Bus Driver Mocks Shy Little Schoolboy Day by Day, Boy Felt Brave Enough to Respond Once

October 25, 2023

20 Unforgettable Stories of Children Who Became Inspiring Heroes

June 30, 2023

Boy Gets Humiliated by School Staff - Dad Felt 'Sick' after Watching Video

August 14, 2023

Girl Leaves School in Tears after Teacher Makes Her Change Her Trousers & Feel 'Fat'

September 16, 2023

Man Cuts Daughter’s Hair Because He’s Tired of Brushing It, Mom Returns Home with Cops – Story of the Day

September 25, 2023

Rudy Farias Found with Brother’s Necklace He Kept Years after Watching Him Die — Tragic Story of His Family

July 05, 2023

Old Man Saves Boy from Bullies, Next Day Sees Boy’s Parents on His Porch – Story of the Day

August 16, 2023

Boy Disappears from Family Home Leaving a Letter – 9 Years Later, Parents See Him at a Funeral

August 11, 2023

Orphan Siblings Run from Shelter to Save Their Down Syndrome Brother – Story of the Day

September 20, 2023

Man Hears Doorbell Ring, Sees Desperate Boy on His Porch Asking: ‘Do You Have Any Kids?'

July 15, 2023

‘Werewolf’ Boy Was Taunted by Kids & Thrown Stones at for His Appearance – Now 17, He Looks ‘Handsome’

October 24, 2023

Boy Taunted by Walmart Cashier for His Face That Abruptly Began to Cave at 6 - His Twin Comforts Him

July 22, 2023

‘Total Garbage,’ Music Teacher Mocks Immigrant Student’s Song, Hears It on Radio Later – Story of the Day

October 26, 2023

California Boy, 12, Dies after Teacher Forced Him to Run In 90 °F Heat for Wearing Wrong Clothes to Class, Family Say

September 01, 2023