Teen Kills Himself After Being ‘Tortured’ For Seven Years By Bullies Who Kicked, Punched And Teased Him

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A 17-Year-Old boy has committed suicide, after suffering for years at the hands of bullies who ‘tortured’ him because he had scoliosis.

Angelo Collazo died last week.

The Hicksville, Long Island high school student was approaching his 18th birthday.

His grieving Mom has since revealed that he had been tormented by bullies who had picked on him since he was a little boy, mocking a brace he had to wear because of his scoliosis.

Angelo reportedly detailed how they tormented him in a journal which his mother found after his death.

His Mother says that teachers at Hicksville High School were aware of the bullying but did nothing to stop it.

‘He was bullied so bad that he felt his only option was to end his own life. Children used to punch him, kick him. They tortured him.

‘That’s exactly what these children did. They tortured him,’ Angie Collazo said of her son during an emotional interview with NBC on Tuesday.

The Mother said the bullying began when he started wearing a back brace when he was 10 years old, after being diagnosed with scoliosis, sideways curvature of the spine which is known to develop in pre-pubescent children.

She says it carried on into his high school years despite her repeated calls to the school to ask them to do something.

‘I absolutely blame the school. They should have done more prior to this. My son did not deserve this at all.’ 

Staff at Hicksville High School have not confirmed or denied the Mothers claim that they knew about the bullying.

In a statement to DailyMail.com, a spokesman said: ‘The Hicksville Public Schools takes any allegations of bullying very seriously, investigates all claims and follows proper protocols under DASA.

Our district is committed to providing a safe learning environment for all of its students and staff. In light of recent news, we thought it important for the community to know that we have a multifaceted program that strives to educate all students socially, emotionally and academically.  Our staff continuously reinforces positive character development through its numerous districtwide anti-bullying programs and character education initiatives. 

‘Students who feel harassed or bullied, or who witness bullying, are urged to seek assistance from any teacher or staff member at any time.’  

fundraising page which aims to donate any money it raises to an anti-bullying charity in Angelo’s name has raised more than $18,000.

It’s organizer said that he was also teased for his ‘big’ eyes and head.

They claimed that Angelo planned to study robotics and had been accepted into college.

‘His joyous smile, his sense of humor, his kindness, and his helpful spirit is missed dearly. 

‘Share his story and his name so that this will never happen again to anyone anywhere. 

‘Funds will help pay funeral, burial costs as well as a donation to Suicide Prevention in Angelo’ s name,’ it said. 

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