We are sad to report that, a 13-year-old Georgia boy hanged himself after reportedly being bullied at school
Devin Brown moved to Columbus six months ago to live with his father, who says the bullying began shortly after the teen started at his new middle school.
Ray Brown, Devin’s father, told WLTZ:
“He got jumped, or somebody beat him up. He came home one time and had some peanut butter pies he had made for school. When he walked through the door he had some pie left, and he had it all over him. Someone had jumped on him and smeared it all over him.”
The teen was remembered by family and friends as a hero at his funeral this week.
Brown voiced his concerns to Rothschild Middle School, but officials told him they hadn’t heard of any issues:
“They just kind of let it go,”
Brown believes being called a “snitch” at school pushed Devin over the edge. He tells WLTZ that the day Devin took his life, he saw another student carrying a knife and threatening a teacher. Devin then told his teacher about the knife and the other student was given disciplinary action.
Muscogee County School District’s director of communications told NBC News she could not confirm there was threat to a teacher, but she said a knife was found.
Our prayers and condolences are with the Brown family.