Jeremy Wise was a 14-year-old eighth grader at the North Middle School in Martinsburg, WV. On November 3, 2010 he took his own life. He was, according to his parents, teased and bullied surrounding his weight. The school superintendent said the school was unaware of any such activity at the school and urged parents and students that if they are the victim or witness the act, that they should report it immediately to school authorities. The superintendent continues how the school has a Zero tolerance, but can only act when they become knowledgable of the event and or actions. That makes good sense to me, however, the comments attached to the article I reference below indicates some dissention amongst the parents on the school district’s action/reaction to reports of bullying.
Family Says Teen Was Bullied Prior to Suicide (Video on the site)