WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-white01, ww color white

News

Candlelight Vigil To Honor Bullied Iowa Teen

View Comments
(credit: Facebook)

(credit: Facebook)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. WCCO Interview: Girl Behind 'Simon Says Give'
  2. Premeditated Murder Charges Dropped In Waseca Plot Case
  3. 4 Things To Know For 7/29
  4. Lakeville Firefighters Shave Heads For Girl Undergoing Chemo
  5. Polaris Debuts New Slingshot Motorcycle

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A candlelight vigil will be held Tuesday in Davenport in honor of a bullied Iowa teen who committed suicide.

Fourteen-year-old Kenneth Weishuhn Jr., of Primghar, died April 15 of what the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office has described only as a “self-inflicted injury.”

The teen’s mother, Jeannie Chambers, has said she knew her son was being harassed for being gay but she didn’t realize the extent of the bullying.

Q-C Pride Inc. is organizing Tuesday’s vigil.

The Quad-City Times reports it’s set for 7:30 p.m. at the Vander Veer Botanical Park.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus