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April 18, 2012

Anti-gay Facebook group targeted 14-year-old Kenneth Weishuhn, who friends and family claim was always 'happy'

A gay teenager from the US state of Iowa killed himself after classmates set up a Facebook hate group and allegedly sent him death threats.

Kenneth Weishuhn, 14, from the city of Paullina, was found dead on 15 April.

His sister Kayla said his friends at South O’Brien High School began bullying him after he came out to them.

‘People that were originally his friends, they kind of turned on him,’ she told KTIV.

‘A lot of people, they either joined in or they were too scared to say anything.’