Andrew Michael Leach, a sixth grade Southaven Middle School student, committed suicide after enduring bullying.

Andrew's mother, Cheryl Hudson, told WREG that on March 6, the 12-year-old left a note for his family then hanged himself. His 16-year-old brother found the body. The teen says he is also being bullied.

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Hudson claims bullying runs rampant at Southaven Middle School.

“A few years ago there was a young girl who hung herself from a water tower due to bullying,” she said. “There have been several attempts since then with other kids.”

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Hudson said she spoke to the sixth grade principal about the bullying. She said she didn’t know how to handle it. Andrew's father spoke to a teacher, also, Hudson added.

"But from what we are hearing, there was a group of kids that would go around calling him fat, ugly and worthless,” Hudson said.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family.

Andrew's funeral was Friday.

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