Bullied 13-year-old boy commits suicide in front of classmates (VIDEO)

It should have been a happy day: Superhero Dress-Up Day at an Oklahoma high school school went from fun to tragic when a 13-year-old boy shot himself to death in front of classmates after he showed up at the junior high school dressed as the Batman villain Two Face.

Although cops are still investigating where he obtained the gun and they admit that "it doesn't appear that anyone else was in danger or threatened," it's really sad that Cade Poulos ended his own life in a crowded hallway at Stillwater Junior High School after being, basically, bullied to death.

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Something slightly positive did come out of this sad event, though: a Facebook page was created to memorialize him and other students are speaking out about how terrible bullying is. I'm actually really touched by this but, of course, it's a bit too little, too late. According to the New York Daily News, one student wrote on that Facebook page:

I hope people realize now that bullying is NOT acceptable, and it hurts people every way. We know what you experienced.

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Eerily similar to the story of a 14-year-old Latina who shot herself in front of her classmates last week, I hope that more schools will take bullying seriously. If that Facebook message has anything to say, it's that more kids at Cade's school are being bullied. They need to speak up and prevent something like this from happening again because, although police have "yet to confirm" that the boy was bullied, I think it's pretty clear what was really happening here--and what led to his tragic end.

Image via R.I.P. Cade Poulos/facebook

Topics: bullying  tragedy  teen suicide