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After just 4 days of being back in school, a 9-year-old boy in Colorado took his own life after being bullied by his classmates for being gay. Leia Piece says over the summer her son, Jamel Myles came out to her as gay.
“And he looked so scared when he told me. He was like, ‘Mom, I’m gay.’ And I thought he was playing, so I looked back because I was driving, and he was all curled up, so scared. And I said, ‘I still love you,'” Pierce told the news station on Sunday. Leia says her son was so proud of himself that he wanted to tell his classmates when he went back to school. He also expressed to her that he wanted to dress more feminine.
“And he goes, ‘Can I be honest with you?'” Pierce said. “And I was like, ‘Sure,’ and he’s like, ‘I know you buy me boy stuff because I’m a boy, but I’d rather dress like a girl.'”
Leia says her son told her daughter that classmates told him to kill himself. “We should have accountability for bullying. I think the child should. Because the child knows it’s wrong. The child wouldn’t want someone to do it to them. I think the parent should be held because obviously the parents are either teaching them to be like that, or they’re treating them like that,” she said.
It was not immediately clear how he died, but the medical examiner ruled his death as a suicide.
Written by Clarke Jones
Source: Fox News