Colorado mom says 9-year-old son dies by suicide after homophobic bullying at school

A mother in Colorado tells a local Fox affiliate that her 9-year-old son died from suicide after being bullied in school over his sexual orientation.

Leia Pierce says Jamel Miles came out to her earlier this summer and said he wanted to tell his friends at school he was gay because he “was proud of his identity.”

The mother says it took just four days at school for Jamel to become overwhelmed by the negative reactions from fellow students.

“My son told my eldest daughter that the kids at school told him to kill himself,” Pierce recalls.

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