According to El Espectador, Sergio Urrego had endured relentless bullying and harassment from administrators at Gimnasio Castillo Campestre, a Catholic high school in Bogota, after they confiscated his phone and discovered a photo of him kissing his boyfriend on it.
School officials reportedly blocked Urrego’s requests for transfer and forced him to visit a school psychologist. After weeks of torture, multiple class suspensions and accusations of being an “anarchist,” an “atheist” and a “homosexual,” Urrego jumped from the roof of a shopping center in Bogota.
Shortly before he took his own life, Urrego posted the lyrics to Pink Floyd’s “Goodbye Cruel World” on his Facebook wall:
“The school, Gimnasio Castillo Campestre, a Catholic institution, treated the situation in a deplorable manner,” GLAAD said in a statement. According to them, the boy’s mother is filing a complaint against the school with the help of Colombia Diversa, a local LGBT group.