An Indiana family is heartbroken after their 13-year-old son committed suicide because he was being bullied at school. The family is hoping that new proposed legislation could help prevent other victimized children from taking their own lives.
At just 13 years old, Terry Badger III committed suicide on March 6.
Terry recorded a video to explain why he took his own life.
His mother, Robyn Badger, told WTHR, “His exact words were, ‘They made fun of me every f***ing day and I hate my f***ing life. I’m going to kill myself.'”
His father, Terry Badger II, noted, “It wasn’t like him to cuss.”
“We asked Terry every day, ‘How’s ‘school?’ He’d always say, ‘Great, had fun.'” Robyn said. “That’s all he would say. Really pay attention. You don’t have a clue what’s really going on in their head until it’s too late.”
The 7th grader said that he was repeatedly bullied by classmates at Covington Middle School. Classmates poked fun of Terry’s weight, his haircut, his clothes, and his $150 pair of Nike Air Max shoes.
“He wore them to school one time and then put them in his closet because he said kids made fun of him and he would never wear them again,” Terry recalled. “They asked him if he shopped at Goodwill.”
“He said, ‘Dad, I’m…