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Officials investigate teen's suicide, questions of being bullied linger

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PAULLINA, Iowa (KTIV) -

O'Brien County Iowa authorities are investigating the death of a South O'Brien High School student. According to the family, 14-year-old Kenneth Weishuhn took his own life late Saturday night.

Family members say he committed suicide because he was bullied, both at school and online, for being gay.

School officials say that kind of behavior is not tolerated.

Right now, they say they're focused on the tragic loss of a student and helping Kenneth's classmate cope. Counselors from area schools were available to South O'Brien students today and will be back Tuesday.

KTIV's Kristen Johnson spoke with Kenneth Weishuhn's mother about the loss, and the events that unfolded in his final days.

Her story, coming up Monday night on KTIV News Four at ten.

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