People can be vicious. So sad.
A 13-year-old Texas boy committed suicide after years of verbal and physical abuse from his schoolmates.
Peyton James was found by his mother in his bedroom at their home on October 8.
He had hung himself, but emergency responders were able to restore his heartbeat after nearly half an hour of CPR, The Courier reports.
He was taken to a hospital in Austin but he stayed in a coma.
Five days later, his parents, who had divorced eight years before, decided to take him off of life support.
That day at Round Rock’s Hopewell Middle School, Peyton reportedly endured another round of teasing and ridicule from his peers, according to KVUE.
And when he got home, he shut himself in his room.
‘I thought he was brooding, being a typical 13-year-old boy, and I found him, and he was hanging’ James told KVUE.
Born more than two months early, Peyton spent the first month of his life in the hospital on pure oxygen which discolored his teeth, The Sun reports.
This is what school bullies first began to ridicule the freckled, red haired boy in second grade.
‘[His teeth] were healthy, but the enamel was discolored from the oxygen. That is why the kids started picking on him,’ James told The Sun.
‘Why don’t you brush your teeth? Why are your teeth dirty?’ they’d say.
In 2010, Jacki and Peyton moved from the Houston area to Round Rock where Jacki hoped her son would have a fresh start.