A 15-year-old bullied gay teen who hanged himself two weeks ago died yesterday (3 February).
Jadin Bell was taken to Portland hospital in Oregon on 19 January after he hanged himself on a playground at an elementary school.
Bud Hill, a close family friend, said the teen had complained of homophobic bullying a week before and had talked to a counselor at his local high school.
‘He was different, and they tend to pick on the different ones,’ he said.
Bell was a sophomore, and a member of the cheerleading squad.