Suicide of Ryan Halligan

Suicide of Ryan Halligan

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ryan Patrick Halligan (December 18, 1989 - October 7, 2003) was an American schoolboy from Essex Junction, Vermont, who committed suicide at the age of 13 after being bullied from his classmates in real life and cyber-bullying online. According to the Associated Press, Halligan was repeatedly sent instant messages from middle school classmates accusing him of being gay, and was "threatened, taunted and insulted incessantly."His father, John P. Halligan, a former IBM engineer, subsequently lobbied for laws to be passed in Vermont to improve how schools address bullying and suicide prevention. He has also given speeches at schools in other states about the story of his son.show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Tract
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136266474
  • 9786136266473