From the story:
MYFOXNY.COM - A community in Orange Country, N.Y., is in mourning and in shock after a 14-year-old freshman took his own life and Facebook bullying may have pushed him over the edge.An excerpt from an article written by his father:
Sources said that Kameron Jacobsen of Monroe Woodbury High School was tormented by Facebook bullies who taunted him about what they thought was his sexual orientation.
His fellow students and parents are devastated.
It is a very difficult process to write about my son’s life, but my hope is that you become a bit more familiar with him and you realize that he is the same as any young boy. They are all loved, they are all our sons. They all have dreams, they all have fears. They sometimes cry and sometimes hide their tears.
-Kevin Jacobsen Sr.
A reader alerted me to some heart-breaking news. From the article:
MONROE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — It is an unimaginable loss for a Hudson Valley family.
A father who became an anti-bullying advocate after losing his son to suicide, has now taken his own life, reports CBS 2′s Tony Aiello.
A shadow of grief is once again upon a house in Orange County, following the weekend suicide of Kevin Jacobsen.
“That whole family to go through this twice now, I just can’t believe it,” neighbor Jacqui Vega said.
“There’s never an answer to it. It’s sad, you know. That’s all I can say. Just keep ‘em in your prayers and hope the wife can carry on,” added resident Bill Hale.
Back in September, Wanda and Kevin Jacobsen spoke about the suicide death of their son, Kameron, who suffered physical, verbal and cyber bullying.