The mother of an openly gay Alabama teenager who died by suicide in April, after allegedly being bullied over his sexuality, is calling for an investigation into his death. Camika Shelby, his mother, says school officials told Nigel "that being gay was a choice. Shelby told NBC News other students witnessed the conversations administrators had with her son. Several hours after Nigel died on April 18, his mother claims she was contacted by a school administrator who told her to look for a suicide note in his backpack.
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Family of bullied gay teen who killed himself to sue Huntsville City Schools - barbaramcguireforaz.com
The mother of an Alabama teenager who died by suicide late last week wants his legacy to include more than just the circumstances surrounding his death. Nigel Shelby, 15, was sweet, respectable, well mannered and had a heart of gold, his mother said about her only child. Shelby said she always embraced her son, including when he came out to her two years ago. I always told him, 'Whatever you want in life, you can have it. Nigel, an aspiring performer, was a freshman at Huntsville High School. He died by suicide April
Family of bullied gay teen who killed himself to sue Huntsville City Schools
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Nigel Shelby, 15, died by suicide in April, His family has hired a prominent civil rights attorney to investigate the school system's treatment of their son. The family of an openly gay Huntsville City Schools student who took his own life in has announced plans to sue the school system for civil rights violations and wrongful death, according to a news release Monday.