A couple of days ago, I shared a horrible story about an 11 year old boy who committed suicide after months of being taunted by bullies at his school. Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover did not identify as gay, but his bullies often hurled anti-GLBT and homophobic slurs at him.
It appears that his mother, Sirdeaner Walker, is taking legal action and I could not support her more. Her story has rallied the community to push for a state probe into the school and it looks as if they will get their wish.
In a tragic twist, Carl's twelfth birthday would be on April 17, which falls on the 13th National Day of Silence, a day on which individuals observe vows of silence for students subjected to anti-LGBT bullying and harrassment.
Click HERE to read more from The Advocate.
Click HERE to learn more about National Day of Silence, which also has a story about Carl.