Teen who committed suicide had just been told by school administrators that he had ‘ruined his life’ after marijuana bust at homecoming dance

Posted on October 12, 2015

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  • Hayden Long, a 16-year-old sophomore and quarterback at Geneva High School, was found dead on Monday in his family’s Ohio home
  • He was one of six students questioned and disciplined at the school’s homecoming dance on October 3 for smelling like marijuana
  • Long’s friend, Hank Sigel, wrote an open letter describing the conditions in which they were questioned
  • He described himself and the five teens as honor students and athletes
  • Sigel said that Long was singled out by the three questioners, which included a principal, assistant principal and a police officer
  • Sigel said the students faced a two-week suspension, possible criminal charges, suspension from sports and a loss of drivers’ licenses
  • Long’s mother said she does not blame the school for her son’s death

By Kelly Mclaughlin For Dailymail.com

Published: 13:54 EST, 10 October 2015 | Updated: 16:28 EST, 10 October 2015

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3267766/Ohio-teen-blames-Hayden-Long-s-suicide-school-administrators-students-told-ruined-life-marijuana-bust-homecoming-dance.html#ixzz3oLm3Y0FZ

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