TSC: Rest In Peace, Jon. It’s a shame that some people find humor in the type of bigotry which drove you to take your own life. But we should forgive them, for they know not what they do. They don’t know the toll height bigotry can take on people who are subject to it daily. They don’t know that short men are twice as likely to commit suicide than tall men. They don’t experience the casual hate and attitudes that we are subject to. They have never been told that they are “naturally inferior” to other people. Forgive them.
JOSHUA, Texas (CBS/KTVT/AP) Bullying may have claimed the life of another student. Jon Carmichael took his own life Sunday after some say he was bullied by bigger classmates.
Jon was an eighth grader at Loflin Middle School and those closest to the 13-year-old say he had been picked-on for years.
Jeremy Stanbaugh, one of Jon’s best friends, told CBS affiliate KTVT that Jon was bullied “because he was short.”