December 6, 2014 11:00 am -

ronin-shimizu[su_right_ad]Ronan Shimizu, 12-year-old male student at the Folsom Middle School in California took his own life. He was bullied for joining the cheerleader squad.

The district confirms they did get a number of complaints from the parents of the boy. They say they followed protocol, but friends say it just wouldn’t stop. Shimizu had a bright smile, but apparently there was a lot of pain…

Shimizu had previously attended Folsom Middle School, but was only recently being home schooled. He killed himself yesterday.

“I didn’t see why people would tease him because he was so nice,” said a fellow cheerleader.

Those who knew Shimizu say he was the only male cheerleader with the Vista Junior Eagles Cheer Team.

“I heard that people called him gay because he was a cheerleader.”

…according to the federal government, 28 percent of kids grades six through 12 have been bullied, while nearly a third of young people say they have bullied others.[su_csky_ad]


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

18 responses to Another Suicide After Being Bullied, This Time For Becoming Cheerleader

  1. Christopher Vaughan December 6th, 2014 at 11:05 am

    to all the ones that “got their kicks” out of bullying Ronan Shimizu… life will teach every single one a hard lesson, life never plays favorites
    justice comes in many forms

    • granpa.usthai December 6th, 2014 at 12:19 pm

      like Jazz always said:

      ‘KARMA ‘s a bitch!’

      – and it’ll catch up to you every single lifetime.

  2. Carla Akins December 6th, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Heartbreaking. Jon Stewart is correct, we need to find a better word than “bully” for this type of behavior. It doesn’t even begin to cover it.

    • John_St_John December 6th, 2014 at 11:39 am

      Torture with the intent to inflict grave harm with malice.Should be a prosecutable crime with penalties running into years of prison time (juvie and adult).

      • Carla Akins December 6th, 2014 at 12:22 pm

        I can get on board with that.

        • mea_mark December 6th, 2014 at 12:31 pm

          I don’t know if prison is the right place but certainly a different environment where they can’t inflict torture and abuse on other people. Prison makes people worse way to often.

          • whatthe46 December 6th, 2014 at 5:06 pm

            i say 5 hours in juvie. they don’t know what bullying is. i bet they’d cry like a baby wanting their mommies. they are nothing but cowards period. the thing is though, until that’s a possibility, you have to find it within yourself to stand up to them or it won’t end.

          • mea_mark December 6th, 2014 at 6:05 pm

            A boot camp for teens might work, not 5 hours but 5 months. With lots of education.

    • granpa.usthai December 6th, 2014 at 12:21 pm

      Republican Teabagger?

  3. William December 6th, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Please note attached photo of future President George W. Bush.
    So somehow a guy getting into an activity that surrounds him with attractive athletic young ladies makes him gay? …and snapping towels at your football buddies in the locker room makes you a straight up hetero.

    • granpa.usthai December 6th, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      I’ve noticed the towel snapping is usually directed to the cutest buns?

  4. Ron Jackson December 6th, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Nice job right wingers, for it is your side that says that there is nothing wrong with bullying, it makes one tough

  5. Pistol-Packing AKA "Susie" December 6th, 2014 at 11:54 am

    I want to be a male cheer leader….

    yeah, I know. Flame on

    • Hirightnow December 6th, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      Exactly. The only proper response to being made fun of for being a male cheerleader is “You know that girl you like so much? I grab her butt every day, and she HELPS ME DO IT!”

      (Don’t get me wrong…this was a tragedy.)

      • Pistol-Packing AKA "Susie" December 6th, 2014 at 12:26 pm

        I agree wholeheartedly, it is a terrible tragedy. Just thought I might add a little levity… =)

    • John_St_John December 6th, 2014 at 3:32 pm

      Eyes front Pistol. 😉

  6. granpa.usthai December 6th, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    most bullies do so because they are too inept/uncoordinated to be as good as those they are bullying. It’s called jealousy. Folks need to explain that to their kids that are being bullied – and teach them to never ever offer comfort aid or support to a Republican -er, uh, bully.

  7. Boehner-Monkey December 6th, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    The good part is that Karma usually takes care of bullies. They carry around what caused them to be a bully in the first place until it is manifested at the wrong time and place to the wrong person.