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Bullied To Death: 12-Year-Old Male Cheerleader Commits Suicide Because Of Classmates

Last year, midst schooler Ronin Shimizu (pictured) did a excessively brave thing: He signed up to be the only boy on his reprove’s cheerleading team.

According to sources, 12-year-experienced Shimizu loved being on the bevy. His, classmates at Folsom Middle School in California, still, didn’t approve and teased him relentlessly as far as concerns it, calling him “gay” and hurling other insults his point of compass.

The bullying got to be thus severe that eventually Shimizu left Folsom Middle School to be home schooled. Then on Wednesday of this week, his parents institute their son dead, the victim of some apparent suicide, though police are not releasing any additional details about the death.

Friends answer Shimizu had a bright smile and fascinating personality, but that underneath there was a catalogue of pain.

“Any time I talked to him it in truth brightened my day and made me perceive better,” a friend said.

“I didn’t notice why people would tease him for he was so nice,” a compeer cheerleader added.

13-year-old Hunter Reed, who befriended Ronin in Folsom Middle School’s Drama Club, was completely shocked by the news.

“He was continually so passionate like he didn’t care which a lot of people said,” Reed told Fox40. “He rightful kept going on with life. He was eternally so happy, like the happiest someone I’ve ever met.”

Daniel Thigpen, a spokesperson during the Folsom Cordova School District, confirmed that Shimizu’s kindred did report their son was vital principle bullied on more than one conjuncture, and the incidents were “handled.”

“Any allegations fire-eating related to this specific incident, we’re certainly reviewing in what way we responded to those and we’ll use that as an opportunity to always take a look at how we respond to future allegations,” Thigpen said.

Grief counselors have been made to be turned to account to help students and staff. The Folsom Cordova School District officials in addition say they have a comprehensive anti-hectoring campaign in place.

“Bullying him on this account that of cheerleading,” 11-year-bad Mia Kleinbard said, “it’s not in accordance with duty. It’s what he loves to make and that’s a human rectilinear to do that.”

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Graham Gremore is a columnist and contributor for Queerty and Life of the Law. Follow him adhering Facebook and Twitter.