A Teenager Killed Himself After Being Outed as Bisexual. His Family Wants Justice.

The family and classmates of a Tennessee high school student who killed himself after being outed online as bisexual have demanded that the school and state authorities investigate and prosecute those responsible, calling it a case of “social media bullying.”

The student, Channing Smith, a 16-year-old junior at Coffee County Central High School in Manchester, Tenn., took his own life on Sept. 23 after sexually explicit text messages that he had exchanged with a male classmate were posted on social media, according to his family.

 

Article URL : https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/30/us/channing-smith-suicide-bisexual-tennessee.html

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