Name: Benjamin Barnhard
Died: August 1, 2011
Age at death: 13
Cause of death: Murder (Shooting)
Location: Kensington, Maryland, USA
Benjamin was shot to death by his mother, who killed herself one day later.
Benjamin had just graduated from Wellspring Academy, a boarding school for obese teenagers. When the school system would not send Benjamin away to a special ed treatment program, his mother killed him.
Benjamin was bullied at school, but his father describes him as "one of the kindest and sweetest kids a parent could ever wish to have."
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