Police probe bullying after NY teen's suicide

September 22, 2011 - 12:55 PM

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — Police are investigating whether criminal charges should be filed after the suicide of a New York teenager who had discussed his sexual orientation online and reported being bullied.

Fourteen-year-old Jamey Rodemyer (ROH'-deh-my-er) killed himself last weekend at his parents' home in Williamsville, near Buffalo.

Police said Thursday crimes may have been committed against him while he was a student in the Williamsville school district. District officials have said they're cooperating with the investigation.

The announcement comes exactly a year after Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi committed suicide and touched off a national conversation about bullying.

Clementi's roommate is accused of using a webcam to spy on an intimate encounter with a man.