LOS LUNAS, N.M. — A New Mexico teenager who spoke out against bullying took his own life last weekend in a suicide.
Albuquerque television station KOAT reported on July 15 that Carlos Vigil, a Los Lunas High School student, wrote on his Twitter account on July 13 before he committed suicide that his classmates had used anti-gay slurs against him. Friends of Vigil, 17, told the media outlet he had just returned from New Mexico after speaking at an anti-bullying event in another state.
“He is not here because of bullying,” Vigil’s mother, Jacqueline Vigil, told KRQE, another Albuquerque television station.
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