NEW YORK POST – JOSHUA RHETT MILLER
The family of a gifted Massachusetts teen claimed online bullies drove him to suicide — and now prosecutors are probing his sudden death.
Connor Francis Tronerud, 15, of Sutton, killed himself on Dec. 4 after “struggling with bullying from peers,” according to his obituary. The teen was a graduate of Marianapolis Preparatory School in Thompson who enjoyed a “trajectory of academic excellence” that began at Assumption School in Millbury, where he earned the highest grade point average in the school’s history and a spot in the National Junior Honor Society.
“Connor was a dynamic, witty, unforgettable young man,” according to a GoFundMe page created in his memory. “As he transitioned into adolescence, he struggled with peers invading that privacy in order to provoke a response. He had many spaces in which he felt safe and nurtured; others – including social media – proved overwhelming and harmful.”