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Teen Boy Dies by Suicide After Confiding In His Mother That He Was Being Bullied at School | "Depantsed by Bullies"
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Teen Boy Dies by Suicide After Confiding In His Mother That He Was Being Bullied at School | "Depantsed by Bullies"

Austin McEntyre reportedly told his mom, Lisa, two days before the tragedy that he felt he did not have many friends

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Trigger Warning: This article contains themes of suicide and self-harm that some readers may find distressing.

A Georgia boy died by suicide after being bullied by his schoolmates on Sunday, November 6, after being depantsed by bullies at school. The Heard County Sheriff’s Office reportedly said that an investigation had been launched into the claims of bullying leading up to the teenager's death. According to 11Alive, 15-year-old  high school freshman Austin McEntyre told his mother, Lisa, on November 4 that he was sick and wanted to stay home from school. When she pushed him to take a COVID swab, Austin reportedly admitted that he wasn’t sick but instead, didn’t want to face bullies at school. “I specifically said, ‘Will you please be honest with me?’ And he said, ‘I’m being bullied at school.’ I said, ‘Ok, what exactly have they been doing?’ ‘Well Wednesday, they did what’s called pantsed me.’ Well, this particular time they pantsed him with his shorts and underwear,” Lisa explained.

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Lisa contacted the school principal and made her aware of the incident and asked her to look into the matter while protecting the child. The next day, things seemed normal and the mother-son duo enjoyed a pleasant afternoon while roaming around their property. Lisa said the two even had a bittersweet conversation, where McEntyre told her that at one point that he didn’t feel he had many friends. Lisa then asked him if he would ever end his life and she reportedly said that his response as a resolute “No.” The pair then enjoyed their Saturday night, November 5, together and Lisa went to bed while McEntyre stayed up late.