Andrew Michael Leach, 12, left a suicide note and hung himself last Tuesday at his family's home in Southaven, Mississippi, a suburb of Memphis that is just over the state line from Tennessee.
The 12-year-old boy had endured years of bullying from his classmates at school, family said
His 16-year-old brother found the body, family members said.
Andrew's mother Cheryl Hudson told WREG that bullying was rampant at Andrew's school, Southaven Middle, where she said both sons had been cruelly tormented.
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