Mom of "My Little Pony" fan who attempted suicide speaks out

Posted by T. Keung Hui on April 15, 2014 

The mother of a 11-year-old Wake County student who says her son attempted suicide because he was bullied at school for being a “My Little Pony” fan is talking about her family’s experiences,

Tiffany Morones-Suttle talks about finding her son, Michael Morones, hanging from his bed in February and the struggle to help him recover from the brain damage, Morones-Suttle also tells The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Miss., about her frustrations about the inability of schools, such as Zebulon Middle School, to effectively deal with bullying of students.

“There is anti-bullying stuff all over the school," Morones-Suttle said in Sunday’s edition of The Clarion-Ledger. "But what good is it if there are no tools to help prevent it. I really feel like our children are not being set up for success."

The article, and video interview, has also been posted on USA Today’s website.

Morones-Suttle also gave an interview Monday to The Huffington Post shortly before the “Broadway Battles Bullying” show held in New York City in Michael’s honor.

With the family blaming bullying for the suicide attempt, “My Little Pony” fans have rallied behind the family, which has established a foundation, MichaelMorones.org.

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