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Mom says Mississippi 6th grader hanged self over bullying

8 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago Wednesday, March 14 2018 Mar 14, 2018 March 14, 2018 7:59 AM March 14, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: WREG-TV

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - The parents of a 6th grade-boy in Mississippi who hanged himself in the family garage say he was bullied at school after saying he might be bisexual.

WREG-TV reports that 12-year-old Andy Leach left a note for his family before killing himself on March 6. His parents, Cheryl Hudson and Matt Leach, say they learned after his death that other Southaven Middle School students called their son worthless and ugly and threatened to beat him up.

The parents say the school district doesn't enforce its policy of "zero tolerance" for bullying. The district says it encourages anyone aware of bullying to report it to school officials so that they can respond appropriately.

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