Mother Of Suicide Victim Hopes Lawsuit Will Stop BullyingThe grieving mother of an East Harlem boy said bullies drove her son to suicide, and she has decided to take a stand – starting with the parents of bullies.
Family Files Lawsuit Against City, Alleged Bullies Over Boy's SuicideFamily members say Joel Morales, 12, killed himself at his home last year because he had been repeatedly picked on by other students because he was small and sometimes stuttered.
NYPD To Probe Bullying Link To Suicide Of 12-Year-Old East Harlem BoyThe family of Joel Morales said the boy hanged himself Tuesday night because he had been intensely picked on by other students.
Did Bullying Drive 12-Year-Old East Harlem Boy To Commit Suicide?Joel Morales was found dead by his mother inside their apartment at the Jefferson Houses at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. The boy hanged himself in the bathroom. For those who knew and loved the child, it's all too hard to believe.