Even though Cheatham County Central High School student Jacob Rogers had faced anti-gay bulling for the last four years, his senior year he began saying, “I don’t want to go back. Everyone is so mean. They call me a faggot, they call me gay, a queer.” He even dropped out of school around Thanksgiving just to get away from his tormentors, but it apparently didn’t end his pain—Rogers killed himself yesterday. However, before he died, he left passwords to his phone and email so investigators could see why he chose to take his own life.
While the details are still coming out, Cheatham County Schools Director Dr. Tim Webb said the school only knew of one bullying incident involving Rogers and that in response, the school spoke to the accused bullies and later checked in with Rogers to make sure he was okay—according to Webb, Rogers said he was doing better.
What’s saddest though is that because Rogers lived with his grandmother, she alone can’t pay for his funeral costs. She’s currently accepting donations at a local tattoo shop just so she can bury her own grandson. Mega sad.