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Minnesota Teen Dies- Victim of Bullying

January 19, 2011



Another precious life was taken in a desperate attempt to find peace from hatred and bullying. Lance Lundsten, a victim of cruel bullying could find no escape from his predatory peers and ended his life.  He was laid to rest on Tuesday.  God rest his soul.

MILTONA, Minn. – The news of a high school student’s death and rumored suicide began circling social networking sites Monday morning, after the news began spreading that 18-year-old Jefferson High School student Lance Lundsten had died over the weekend.

Around 10 p.m. Saturday the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to an emergency call at the Lundsten’s residence in Miltona.

When officers arrived, they discovered 18-year-old Lance Lundsten needing emergency medical care. Lundsten was transported to the Douglas County Hospital where he later died.

According to his Facebook page, Lundsten was openly gay. On a Facebook memorial page in Lundsten’s honor, friends said  that Lundsten had been bullied at school for his sexual orientation. Some students who knew Lundsten believed the bullying may have led to his death.

via Update: Teenager Death; Friends Say Bullying May be to Blame | KSAX.com.