Boy killed himself online.

@lisa0502 (1726)
Canada
November 21, 2008 9:07pm CST
Has anyone else heard this story? I could not believe that this had happened. I am in Canada and have heard this story. I think that it is a sad day when this kind of thing happens. And there were people watching this. Some were encouraging him to do it and some were trying to talk him out of it. What would you have done?
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8 responses
• United States
25 Nov 08
That is very sad. To be completely honest with you, if I knew that it was true, I would have tried to help him out of it. However, many people online fake things like this to get attention or a prank, etc. The people encouraging him could have thought it was just a bored ten year old or something.
@lisa0502 (1726)
• Canada
26 Nov 08
This in fact was a true story. He was on a web cam so they knew it was not just a bored kid. It was all over the news.
• Philippines
22 Nov 08
this is horrible! i haven't heard the news but i just couldn't believe it...i just cant imagine what reactions do this people who encourage him is..what i know for sure is they are carrying the guilt for causing this boy's life..
@lisa0502 (1726)
• Canada
22 Nov 08
I would definately have guilt if it were me who encouraged him to do it, not that I ever would do something like that.
@celticeagle (122434)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Nov 08
Yes, I heard the sad story on the news this evening. His name was Biggs and he was nineteen. From what they said it was here in Boise. I am greatly saddened that no one came to his aid. This will haunt me for along time.
@lisa0502 (1726)
• Canada
22 Nov 08
I am so sorry that this will haunt you. It sure is a disturbing thing. It sure is too bad that no one got there in time. Thanks for sharing with us.
@sameroad (3180)
• United States
22 Nov 08
I just read about this a little while ago... I think it is pretty crazy. I live in south florida myself. I can't believe people were encouraging him...that is pretty sick. I would of called the cops on him. People really shouldn't take people so lightly when they say things like that..even if it is over the internet because that is no laughing matter and people really do mean it sometimes. like this kid did. he was only 19 years old. thats really sad. he had his whole life to look forward too and now its all over and gone. I don't think he did it because people were encouraging him too though... i really don't think that played a rule into it at all or made any difference. I think the kid might of been depressed and maybe no one knew and so he felt this was the only way out. as to why he would want to stream it live for people to see? i don't know... it is just sad though...i feel bad for the kids family.
@lisa0502 (1726)
• Canada
22 Nov 08
Thanks for sharing this with all of us. Apparently the kid was bi polar. It sure is a sad day for this boys family.
@alyssa_c (440)
• Philippines
22 Nov 08
Some were encouraging him to do it?! What were they thinking?! I can't really believe people nowadays. It seems that they enjoy harming others. I think it's really sad, too. Of course, I would be one of those who would do my best to prevent him from doing it. I have always been pro-life and hearing these kind of things really makes me feel bad. How old do you think was the boy?
@pzygtt (193)
• China
22 Nov 08
Oh,lisa0502,I just wonder how he killed himself online. Could you pls explain it in more detail? That sounds a really sad story! I think everybody should cherish their lives.After all,life is only once for each person. All the best to everybody!
@alexudy (131)
• United States
22 Nov 08
What are you talking about ? I never heard about this story. How did he kill himself? What idiots people are to encourage a kid to kill himself when he did nothing wrong. And why would let someone encourage you to kill yourself???
• China
22 Nov 08
Anyway, I couldn't believe it either! How come he kill himself online, which is really not so wise!
@lisa0502 (1726)
• Canada
22 Nov 08
I am not sure why he did this online but it is awful.