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Gregory Spring suffered from Tourette syndrome, Callosum Dysgenesis, a developmental disorder, and constant bullying — even on his obituary condolence page.
Even death couldn't spare Gregory Spring a bully's torment.
Driven to take his own life by years of constant teasing, the 17-year-old's obituary condolence page was hijacked by a mean-spirited peer who couldn't resist getting in one last jab.
"HAHAHAHAHAHAHA HE DIED!!!!!! I HOPE HE IS IN HELLLLLLLL," the sick student wrote.
For Spring's mother, Keri, it was the ultimate insult after six years of incessant bullying that ended in such terrible tragedy. The New York teen suffered from Tourette syndrome, Keri told WIVB-TV, and Callosum Dysgenesis, a developmental disorder that affected how he processed information and emotions.
"He was just a very compassionate, very loving, very emotional person that just wanted to be accepted," Keri told the TV station.
"He was just distraught but never showed it to us," she added.
"There came an incident where Greg actually picked him up and said, 'Stop bullying, bullying isn't good. Bullying is only going to hurt people,'" Keri said.
Greg was just finishing his sophomore year of high school when he killed himself June 17.
Keri says she contacted the school several times about bullying, warning them that Greg's classmates were making life difficult for him.
The school has an anti-bullying policy, and in a statement, the school's superintendent said Greg had not been bullied.
"Based on information received from the police, the untimely loss of this student's life may be attributed to a factor or factors altogether unrelated to bullying," Superintendent Karen Geelan wrote.
But Keri disagrees. The fact that someone so twisted would taunt Greg even in death is proof enough the teen was tormented.
She's hoping now she can advocate for stricter rules or legislation that would prevent such a suicide in the future.
"When a bully is brought to your attention, it need to be hit head-on and stopped immediately," Keri said. ..Source.. by Sasha Goldstein / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS