John Carmichael was small for a 13-year-old. And that was apparently enough to make him the target of bullies at Loflin Middle School in Joshua, Texas. Friends say he was tormented for years by bigger kids, and that staff and students knew what was happening…
But no one did anything. So Jon decided to take matters into his own hands.
On Sunday, he went to a barn near his home and hanged himself. Police are still sorting through what led him to this drastic measure.
His mother says the harassment became too much for Jon to bear, though details are still sparse on what exactly that harassment involved. Last fall, some bigger kids stuffed him in a garbage can, but that’s the only incident we’ve heard so far.
We’ll keep you posted.
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