Skip to comments.Boy 9, Dies after 'homophobic abuse'
Posted on 08/27/2018 3:26:36 PM PDT by Ennis85
A nine-year-old boy has killed himself after enduring four days of homophobic bullying at school in Denver, Colorado, his mother says.
Leia Pierce told KDVR-TV that her son, Jamel Myles, revealed to her over the summer that he was gay.
She said Jamel wanted to go to school and tell his classmates because he was "proud" to be gay.
Denver Public Schools (DPS) say crisis counsellors have been made available to students at Jamel's elementary school.
The school system sent letters to families on Friday about the additional counselling services for students.
The letter, addressed to Shoemaker families, says Jamel's death "is an unexpected loss for our school community" and offers parents signs of stress to watch for in their children.
"Our goal is to partner with you in sharing this news with your child in the most appropriate way possible, with as much support as may be needed, so please feel free to reach out about how you want to handle this."
DPS Spokesman Will Jones told the BBC that teachers at Shoemaker "are creating a space for students to share how they are feeling and to process their emotions".
Fourth and fifth grade teachers will also be calling families individually to check on students.
"Our priority right now is to look at all the concerns raised in this case, to keep all our students safe and to do a fair and thorough review of the facts surrounding this tragic loss," he said in an emailed statement.
Denver police are investigating the boy's death as a suicide.
Jamel's body was found at home on Thursday, Ms Pierce told local media.
He had begun attending fourth grade at the Joe Shoemaker Elementary School on Monday, she said.
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The fault belongs to the people trying to convince him he’s homosexual, and that he should be proud of it.
Who probably just make it worse by lying to the kids by telling them it's OK to a pervert.
So they’re going to theoretically “counsel” the same kids who supposedly drove him to suicide? Do these people even listen to themselves talk? And since when do pre-pubescent children know for certain that they’re homosexual?
A nine-year old hasn’t even reached puberty. Shows you how indoctrinated to homosexual supremacy people have become.
Whoever told this NINE-year old boy to make an issue of sexuality should be SHOT!
No nine year old should be worried about that kind of thing!
Kid probably thinks Gay means Happy. why would a nine-year old think he was gay anyway? He is too young to even be thinking about such things.
Lots of little boys do not like girls until they are about 11-13 years of age, and they gradually change their impressions of girls. That is a very normal thing to do. Boys like to play with boys, just like girls like to be around girls - until they reach puberty.
This is tragic. And I have a zillion thoughts and questions. It is perverse to put sexual pressure on a 9 year old and yet that is what politics in America is doing. I don’t know how a 9 year old can deal emotionally with any of it, from any side, any persuasion.
What is the intentional suicide rate for boys under age 10? I could be wrong but I gotta think it is extraordinarily rare.
all 9 year old boys are gay in that they prefer to be around boys and “do not like” girls.
The libs have f’d up the culture with no end in sight
A product of a fatherless home.
My grandson is in 4th grade, and all he wants to do is play basketball and football and video games with his friends. He has fun with his female cousins, but they don't play with dolls.
There is a bunch missing in this story.
Not hard to see the origin of the problem here.
A nine year old boy waltzing into school to announce his gay pride.
I cannot think of a worse plan for a nine year old kid.
I never understood how pre pubescent children can say they are gay, or transsexual.
I read of a case of a child, in which the mother said her little girl, at age 3, said “I’m a boy”. Based on a 3 year old’s declaration, her life has now been transformed so that she is made to think she’s a boy.
Sad the little guy killed himself. Very sad. I’m sure the media will blame it on our allegedly homophobic society.
Parents need to tell their children how to act so they aren’t bullied. Either they take them to judo class so they can get away with acting gay, or they teach them to behave normally. Whatever you do, you don’t encourage a kid to act differently. If you do, you are setting him up to be bullied. BTW, a nine year old does not have any idea that he’s gay or straight. That’s idiocy. In any case, he only makes that call to satisfy his parents desires. “Oh, that’s so sweet. We’ll support you, dear.”
Kids are animals. If you watch, kids are not afraid of adults. But they are very afraid of other kids. There’s a reason for that. Kids have no veneer of civilization unless their parents beat it into them. The bad kids, in my experience, have bad parents. The good kids, the civilized kids, have good parents and they are at a disadvantage in school.
Someone at the school must have assumed there was an opportunity to recruit a kid and kept pressing. The confused kid ended up killing himself.
How does a nine year old know he’s gay?
This is the activist B.S. that I knew would take place.
I remember one time in the third grade my best friend and I asked our teacher if we could get married when we grew up.
We didn’t know S from shinola. Thank heaven it didn’t happen today. There would have been a flock of heterosexualphobes out in force to champion us.
Chalk up a dead kid to the homosexuals and their partners, his parents.
So to the Left, is this just a late abortion?
Nine years old? How many boys hit puberty at nine years old? Stop the failed social experiments on identity sexuality.
No you are not. You are creating an echo chamber were students who parrot the liberal lie that homosexuality is normal are rewarded and those students who tell the truth are shamed.
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