Update: An earlier report is here.
Kenneth, 14-year-old freshman at South O’Brien High School in Paullina, Iowa, reportedly came out as gay last month. After that, many of his friends “turned on him,” according to his sister Kayla.
Family members said teasing led to bullying, and eventually death threats.
“Mom, you don’t know how it feels to be hated,” Kenneth told his mother, Jeannie Chambers.
Watch the report from KTIV-TV:
Family members said Kenneth’s favorite quote was “be buddies, not bullies.”
Kenneth was pronounced dead on Sunday.
Funeral Services are scheduled for Thursday, April 19, 2012 at the Grace Lutheran Church in Primghar, Iowa.
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