“He Suffered Ruthless Bullying”: Tragedy As 10-Year-Old Boy Kills Himself in US

“He Suffered Ruthless Bullying”: Tragedy As 10-Year-Old Boy Kills Himself in US

  • A family in the United States has been thrown into deep sorrow following the death of their ten-year-old son
  • Tragedy struck as the boy named Sammy Teusch took his own life following constant bullying by his classmates
  • Sammy's suicide has sparked outrage in the community of Greenfield, Indiana, prompting calls for action against school bullying

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

A ten-year-old boy has reportedly taken his own life after suffering from horrific bullying at his elementary school.

Mourning as 10 years old boy kills self over bully
The boy was reportedly bullied from his elementary school till he got to Greenfield Intermediate School. Photo credit: Greenfield Intermediate School
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As reported by Daily Mail on Wednesday, May 15, his family disclosed that they had warned officials 20 times about the ongoing abuse.

How did the boy die? Father speaks

Sammy Teusch, from Greenfield, Indiana, died by suicide on May 5 and according to his family, and was being bullied up until the night he passed away.

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His parents named Sam and Nichole, said he was both physically and emotionally bullied at school, with Sammy being recently beaten up on a school bus.

Despite their efforts to raise awareness, the family feels the school administration did not adequately address their concerns.

His father Sam said:

"They were making fun of him for his glasses in the beginning, then on to make fun of his teeth. It went on for a long time.
"I held him in my arms. I did the thing no father should ever have to do, and anytime I close my eyes, it's all I can see."

School deny parents claim

Interestingly, the district’s superintendent denies receiving formal reports of bullying as Sammy’s family insists their fears were communicated clearly.

As the community grapples with the loss of the young life, questions arise about the effectiveness of school policies in combating bullying and protecting students, The Punch reported.

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Female student bullied in Abuja British School

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a female student of Lead British International School, Abuja, was captured in a viral video being bullied by her schoolmates.

The victim was repeatedly slapped in the viral video without defending herself or retaliating in any way.

The viral video sparked outrage from Nigerians on social media, who condemned the act in its entirety, describing it as sad to watch.

Source: Legit.ng

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