Gay teen commits suicide
EL PASO, TEXAS: El Paso authorities have confirmed to Daily News that Brandon Elizares, 16, committed suicide earlier this afternoon resulting in his death. His parents, whom spoke to KFOX-TV had this to say about their beloved son:
“He got bullied simply for being gay,” Elizares said. “He’s been threatened to be stabbed. He’s been threatened to be set on fire.”
Elizares said the El Paso Independent school district did everything it could to help solve the problem.
“They’ve reprimanded several kids and they did everything that they could,” Elizares said.
Elizares said that Brandon’s friends told her that there was an incident on Friday at school where someone insulted her son and planned to fight him the next week.