New York Students Suspended After Suicide of Bullied Gay Teen

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A high school in Buffalo, in upstate New York, suspended several students after the suicide of a bullied gay teen.

Jamey Rodemeyer took his own life on Sept. 18 after complaining in online videos about being bullied because of his sexuality.

Williamsville Central School District said it concluded its investigation into the case by suspending several students from Williamsville North High School although it did not state how many students were suspended or how long they were suspended for, the Buffalo News reported Monday.

Amherst Police found five incidents of the 14 year old being bullied, but closed its investigation without pressing charges last month.

"[The police] shared some information with us, and we followed up," the superintendent of the district, Scott Martzloff, told the newspaper. "We made the determination to take disciplinary action."

"We want to thank the Amherst Police Department for their thorough investigation and our condolences continue to go out to the Rodemeyer family," he added.

The case drew national attention including from Lady Gaga, who pledged she would campaign to make bullying illegal following the teen's death.