Mother of Latino Boy Who Committed Suicide Sues NYC Peers

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Joel Morales was a small-framed, fragile boy from East Harlem who faced bullies at school on a daily basis for two years.

As a result, Morales sought a way out from the torment in the most tragic way possible -- he committed suicide.

On May 29, 2012, 12-year-old Morales took matters into his own hands and hanged himself.

"I don't know why he did that," said Morales' mother, Lisbeth Babilonia. "Every morning, he always said 'I love you mom. Give me a hug and a kiss. He was a sweet son. He did everything good."

Now, according to Fox News Latino, Babilonia is filing a lawsuit against NYC, the Board of Education and the four boys who allegedly tormented her son. The boys parents have also been named in the lawsuit as defendants.

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Priscilla Rodriguez is Latina.com’s Associate Editor. She provides coverage on nearly every topic with a focus on celebrity entertainment. Before hitting the pavement at Latina, Priscilla worked for various outlets including Teen.com, InStyle and Us Weekly. You can follow her on Twitter @priscilrodrig.

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