Joel Morales, 12, Suicide Because of Bullying
It happened late Tuesday night in East Harlem, New York. Twelve-year-old Joel Morales had told friends just hours earlier that he was “…sick of all this bullying”. Hours after making that declaration, he took matters into his own hands. And, sadly, the bullying ended along with his young life.
Joel was reportedly a very intelligent boy, one of the things his tormentors “mercilessly” teased him about. The bullying was so intense, says his mother, that she had to file a police report and get an order of protection taken out against his bullies. She transferred him to another school to get him away from the boys who were taunting him. That wasn’t good enough since they lived in the same neighborhood. She went to the New York Housing Authority in an effort to move her family to another housing project to get him away. Her request was denied. Joel’s distraught mother tried everything a parent could try in order to protect her child.
Written by Ron Kemp
June 1, 2012 at 6:14 am
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