Jesse - Age 17

Jesse Buchsbaum was a 17-year-old 11th grade student at Boyerton Area High School (Boyerton, Pennsylvania)whose parents say, bullying led to their son committing suicide on October 25, 2010.  Jesse was learning disabled and according to his mother, Louise Buchsbaum, he was slow.  She said, “The kids would pick on him because he didn’t have a lot of friends.”   The school superintendent expressed that he was not aware of any incidents of bullying endured by Jesse – emphasizing that zero instances of bullying had been reported. 

A tribute to Jesse:  

Police wary of bullying backlash

RETURN TO:  Bullying: The 34 we lost in 2010 to Bullycide.