Goobdye Brandon Elizares, of El Paso
Another teen gone. This time it's 16-year-old Brandon Elizares, of El Paso, Texas.
Elizares had battled bullying in school for two years, according to his mother, Zachalyn Elizares, because he didn't want to live in the closet. From KFOX14:
"He got bullied simply for being gay," Elizares said. "He's been threatened to be stabbed. He's been threatened to be set on fire."
Elizares said the El Paso Independent school district did everything it could to help solve the problem.
"They've reprimanded several kids and they did everything that they could," Elizares said.
Elizares said that Brandon's friends told her that there was an incident on Friday at school where someone insulted her son and planned to fight him the next week.
Saturday, Elizares was running errands and came home to discover her son's body.