A 12-year-old schoolboy by the name of Louie Tom Fenton was found dead in his family bathroom on January 19. According to the Hertfordshire Coroner’s Court in Hatfield, Louie was found hanged at his home. The 12-year-old was allegedly bullied at school for being vegan. According to his mother, school bullies would throw pieces of meat at him.
However, the Hertfordshire Mercury reports that there is no clear indication that Louie intended to kill himself and that there was no suicide note left behind.
But, the inquest was informed that Louie was being bullied at school and began self-harming.
Louie attended school at the Richard Hale School in Hertford. His mother, Catherine Fenton, wrote: ‘he had been bullied regularly since he arrived at Richard Hale School. He had regular appointments with the counselor and he started self-harming.’
‘They threw meat at him in the canteen because he was a vegan.’ It has also been alleged that Louie was forced to eat outside because bullies would taunt him.
So far, there has been no official statement from the Richard Hale School but the headteacher, Stephen Neate did say that Louie had become a heavy smoker and had begun hanging out with the older kids.
However, Louie’s father, Graeme Fenton, does not believe that his son meant to take his own life.
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