10-year-old Texas boy kills himself after relentless bullying, mom says

Screen-Shot-2019-03-28-at-12.24.59-PMDARK AND DEADLY ISSUE: 26 children in the Houston area committed suicide in the last year, including Kevin Reese in Cy-Fair ISD.

 

KATY, Texas (WPVI) — A 10-year-old boy in Texas took his own life, apparently due to relentless bullying, his mom says.

“I never thought he would go this far, never,” Crystal Smith said. “I’m still in disbelief, and it’s taking me a while to actually accept the fact that this happened.”

KTRK-TV reports, Smith said her son, Kevin Reese, Jr., loved drawing and painting. The fifth grader at Robinson Elementary School had the biggest smile, and on the surface, he was a seemingly happy kid.

“Kevin was a goofy child,” Smith said. “He’s my little goof troop, I called him.”

But on the inside, he had a deep-seated struggle his mom says was fueled by bullying at school.

“I just thought he was handling the situations,” she said. “They wrote on his tablet to kill yourself. ‘You don’t belong here.’ When it got physical back in November, he came home crying because he didn’t fight back and one of the boys punched him several times coming from recess.”

Then, on January 21, he and his 13-year-old sister got off the school bus. Their mom was out of town for work, and their stepfather was on his way home. But he wouldn’t make it in time to stop the moment that would change the family forever.

“He just had enough,” Smith said. “He just had enough, and he felt that he was backed into a corner.”

Smith got a frantic call from Kevin’s sister.

“She was just screaming on the phone, and I didn’t understand,” she said. “And she screamed, ‘Kevin.'”

Reese had killed himself inside their Katy home.

“He hung himself in his closet,” Smith said. “I told her to hang on with me, if you cut him down and while you’re cutting him down, call 911.”

Sadly, it was too late.
“Everything was not real,” Smith said. “I was in a place where I just couldn’t move.”

Reese joins a growing list of children ending their lives.

“It’s becoming unfortunately quite an epidemic, and it’s not just here, it’s all over,” said Allie Sauls, a child counselor at Heritage Behavioral Health Consultants.

Sauls said she’s seeing four main factors with her young patients: pressure at school, social media, problems at home, and bullying.

“It is rampant in schools, and I think that is because it is becoming so covert,” Sauls said.

She said schools must have a safe system in place. After Reese’s suicide, Smith said she reached out to the school.
“They told me they never found any bullying going on,” she said.

Smith spends her days wishing her little boy was still here, and she’s telling his story in the hopes of helping other families.

“Pay attention to your child,” she said. “Don’t assume that things are handled at the school. Stay on top of it until you see something come out on the end.”

If you are thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

 

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BREAKING!! Gillette addresses ‘toxic masculinity’ in new ad campaign!

 

Gillette addresses ‘toxic masculinity’ in new ad campaign sparking controversy
Razor brand Gillette releases a new ad campaign on its ‘The Best a Man Can Get’ slogan, challenging men to do better amid the #MeToo movement.

Days after the American Psychological Association (APA) announced that “traditional masculinity” is “harmful” to society and can lead to homophobia and sexual harassment, razor brand Gillette released a new ad campaign touching on the same topic.

The Procter & Gamble-owned company is using the new ad to tackle its own slogan, “The Best a Man Can Get,” addressing issues of harassment, bullying and men’s mental health. It also promotes the idea that men can and need to do better when it comes to holding each other accountable and treating women with respect so as to set a better example for boys watching them.

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The ad, “entitled We Believe, begins with a compilation of actions commonly associated with ‘toxic masculinity,'” a press release stated.

“We believe in the best in men. To say the right thing, to act the right way. Some already are. But some is not enough. Because the boys watching today will be the men of tomorrow,” a narrator says over clips of men defending others from bullying or stopping friends from harassing women.

The video is more than just an advertisement for the company’s products. Gillette is using it as a way to promote change in society and has dedicated a page on its website to the cause.

“It’s time we acknowledge that brands, like ours, play a role in influencing culture. And as a company that encourages men to be their best, we have a responsibility to make sure we are promoting positive, attainable, inclusive and healthy versions of what it means to be a man,” the page reads.

Along with the message, Gillette also announced it will be donating $1 million a year for the next three years to various non-profit organizations designed to help men of all ages achieve their personal best.

“Traditional masculinity ideology has been shown to limit males’ psychological development, constrain their behavior, result in gender role strain and gender role conflict and negatively influence mental health and physical health,” the APA report warns.

However, Gillette’s message doesn’t seem to be sitting well with customers. Many commenters on YouTube wrote that they won’t be buying the brand’s products anymore.

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A Message From the Democrats

New Tina Toon Tuesday

“A Message From the Democrats”

The mask slipped in the last three weeks during the Kavanaugh hearings and the aftermath of the confirmation. The Democrats revealed their true face and it’s the ugly face of a hateful, bullying
mob.

You never give matches to an arsonist and you never give power to a raging mob of jackasses!

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19-year-old charged after opening fire at Dixon High School!

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DIXON, Ill. — An armed student who was shot at Dixon High School on Wednesday after exchanging gunfire with an officer has been charged.

Matthew Milby, 19, is now facing three felony counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm, according to Illinois State Police.

He is being held on a $2 million bail and is being treated for his injuries.

More charges may be possible.

It all started about 8 a.m. Wednesday inside the school at 300 Lincoln Statue Drive. Authorities said Milby fired several rounds at an officer, who returned fire — shooting and wounding Milby. The officer was not injured, and Milby was taken into custody.

A woman who identified herself as Milby’s mother addressed reporters Wednesday and said her son had been “very sad” for a very long time.

The woman said her son was bullied and ostracized at school, and was beaten up in October. Officials initially described Milby as a former student, but the woman said Milby still attended Dixon High School, where he worked independently out of the principal’s office. He was slated to attend graduation rehearsal Wednesday, the woman said, but instead showed up with a gun.

The woman said she didn’t know where her son got a gun and that she does not keep guns in her home. Milby was shot twice, once in his shoulder, she said.

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