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Joel Morales

Joel Morales (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Mother Of Suicide Victim Hopes Lawsuit Will Stop Bullying

The 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.

08/28/2013

Joel Morales (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Family Files Lawsuit Against City, Alleged Bullies Over Boy’s Suicide

Family 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.

08/27/2013

Joel Morales (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

NYPD To Probe Bullying Link To Suicide Of 12-Year-Old East Harlem Boy

The family of Joel Morales said the boy hanged himself Tuesday night because he had been intensely picked on by other students.

06/01/2012

Joel Morales (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

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.

05/31/2012