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Parents of suicide victim want bullying to stop

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TAYLOR MILL, Ky. (AP) -- The parents of a northern Kentucky eighth-grader hope their son's suicide after being bullied will help stem the abuse middle school students sometimes are subjected to.

Sam Denham, a 13-year-old Woodland Middle School student, fatally shot himself in his bedroom in his family's home in Kenton County on Friday.

But Carol and Darryl Denham don't want new laws and they don't want the students who bullied their son prosecuted. Carol Denham told The Kentucky Enquirer they just want it to stop.

The Denhams said they were at a loss about why their son killed himself until about 150 people gathered on their lawn for a vigil on Saturday and named those who had bullied Sam. The boy's funeral will be Friday evening.

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