Police: Mich. Gay Teen Wasn't Bullied

BY Advocate.com Editors

October 21 2010 12:10 PM ET

Oakland University campus police report finding no evidence that antigay
bullying contributed to the suicide of 19-year-old sophomore Corey
Jackson.

Jackson was found dead Tuesday outdoors on the Rochester, Mich., campus. His grandmother and aunt told reporters he had come out recently and, despite being accepted by family members, was struggling to adjust. They said they believed bullying led Jackson to take his own life.

“We have no indication that bullying-type activity was occurring,” university campus police chief Sam Lucido told The Oakland Press. “We have talked with two people — one who was a student — who were close to Corey Jackson and they have said that was not an issue.”

Lucido wouldn’t say whether Jackson left a suicide note. Students gathered at 10 p.m. Wednesday to honor Jackson’s life with a candlelight vigil.





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