Cody - Age 17

Cody Barker, a 17-year-old who took his own life on September 13, 2010 attended Shiocton High School in Shiocton, Wisconsin.  His mother, Darla Barker says the she suspects that bullying did play a role in her son’s death.  Cody was active in his schools LGBT community. She continued how quickly the school district disavowed any culpability.  Darla Barker noted that she herself had witnessed such behavior directed at her son.  The school superintended Chris VenderHeyden said, “As soon as it was announced that his young man was gay and that he killed himself, everyone immediately started connecting dots that weren’t there.”

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Cody Barker – Obituary

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