Another Suicide After Being Bullied, This Time For Becoming Cheerleader
By D.B. Hirsch
December 6, 2014 11:00 am - NewsBehavingBadly.com
[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]