12 Jun 2012
Another Teen Takes His Own Life
"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.
Saturday, Elizares was running errands and came home to discover her son's body.
While speaking with KFOX14, Elizares tried to stay strong and hold back her tears as long as she could. But the thought of careless words and hateful threats brought on the tears.
"My son had every right to live his live the way that he wanted to, without having to fear that people would call him names or threaten to beat him up," Elizares said.
EPISD could not comment on this specific case, but did want to remind students that bullying needs to be reported.
What a bully is looking for is to try to scare you not to report it, so that nothing is done," said Debra Carden, EPISD's bullying committee leader. Watch KFOX14 news report here.
Article from KFOX14.