March 6, 2021

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8-Year-Old Finds 12-Year-Old Brother Hung Himself Due to School Lockdowns

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A Texas family was struck with grief after they discovered their 12-year-old song had hung himself in his bedroom during a mandatory stay-at-home order in April 2020.

Now, almost a year later, the parents are sharing the details.

Hayden Hunstable’s parents say the 12-year-old had a difficult time after his Texas middle school switched to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The isolation became so unbearable for Hayden that on April 17, 2020, just four days before his 13th birthday, he took his own life.

Kinlee, his 8-year-old sister, discovered his hanging body when she walked into his bedroom.

“My daughter ran downstairs and said Hayden has hung himself,” Brad, the father, said. “I ran up there, pulled him down and tried to save him. I performed CPR but I couldn’t save him. He was gone.”

“I had no idea he was struggling or depressed, he was such a happy kid and loved his friends and family,” Brad said. “But COVID is a perfect storm for suicide and depression. I think everything just got on top of him, he felt overwhelmed and he made a tragic decision.”

Brad also revealed how his son was having a hard time with social isolation due to virtual learning, but he had no idea the extent of how bad it was.

Brad also wondered if Hayden was somehow triggered after breaking a new computer monitor, the second one in a few-month span.

“I don’t know if he was scared about getting into trouble or anxious about not being able to speak to his friends and ruining his birthday,” Brad said. “He either did it in impulsive anger or he got himself in a situation he couldn’t get out of.”

“I saw something horrific that day and I don’t wish it upon anybody. I still get nightmares about it,” Brad added.

Since the tragic incident, Brad and his family have started Hayden’s Corner, a nonprofit that aims to address the issue of youth suicide.

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5 thoughts on “8-Year-Old Finds 12-Year-Old Brother Hung Himself Due to School Lockdowns

  1. These young folks need the the company of their peers to help them learn and progress. A shame the dumbocraps and goonions don’t give a damn.

  2. ANOTHER murder Biden is responsible for. Biden is a serial murderer with all his anti American rules and executive orders. Murder in absentia.

  3. I have 5 grandkids and only hope they can get they this nightmare.

    May this young nana family find peace.

    My heart goes out to them and any other family struggling with this situation. We need to to get the kids back to school.

  4. Gosh darn it. This stupidity has gone far enough. We old folks and immune compromised folks can take care of ourselves and self isolate, if necessary and when necessary. MSN aka American Pravda can try to control the population for the illitists with fear mongering and their manufactured statistics, but some things stand true: when emotions supersede reason and logic, then gullibility follows and after that comes delusions and acccording to the Constitution, they don’t have the authority to dictate all this prolonged isolation, schools and businesses closed and no gatherings. We can always don masks and wash up appropriately. For right now, if everyone would just use common sense and ignore directives from clueless politicians and their overpaid, clueless, spineless, undereducated medical directors, and do what we, ourselves think important to get life back on track, with our own precautions, maybe we can get our Country and our sanity back again and keep our children safe from the clutches ofthose despots.

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