Superintendent Bill Grusecki of Southgate Community Schools said the boy was likely not bullied, a very good student and "somewhat" popular, according to WXYZ.com.
Police began an investigation into the boy's suicide after finding a suicide note that did not indicate the boy was being bullied, according to the same source.
Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch readers indicated bullying might have lead to the boy's suicide before the above information became available.
- Owen Kuhn-Amen and Thank you to Mr Wakeham for is support to that grieving community and what a shame that this has happened. Man young people see what Bullying does stop it get along my god in Heaven so stupid
- michelle-I rad a couple of places that the claims are that he was really not bullied. They said he was fairly popular, good student & never any trouble. It may be a case of depression. They said his note didn't target anyone for bullying him, that he just had a hard time dealing with the pressures of life & being 13. I also assumed bullying right away. I was also bullied in middle school. The transition from kids into adolescence is rough for everyone. This may be a case where family, teachers, friends and everyone should look for even the smallest signs of depression. I think a lot of it is the hormones changing and messing with emotions. I remember at that age I didn’t talk to ANYONE about my issues but I think the signs were there. I was very withdrawn. I would go to my room when I got home and tune out. I eventually made it through those years and high school was fine. I can say the thought crossed my mind when I was bullied (physically and verbal abuse) to end my life. I would like to tell people that things do get better. I feel so bad for the family and friends of this young man. I’m sure if they knew they would have done something but he may have just been so good at hiding it. Talk to your kids though. Don’t ignore these issues. I not only asked my son if school and life was stressful for him but how his friends were doing. I asked if any of his friends ever talked about those things or if he worried about anyone struggling through these issues.
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