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It Won’t Get Better for Lance Lundsten

Sad, another teen suicide ascribed to bullying at school.

It gets better, for those who stick around, but Lance apparently couldn’t wait.

MILTONA, Minn. – The news of a high school student’s 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.

The police and his family weren’t quoted as to mode of death or motive, but kids know. They just know.

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 suicide

Hug someone close today. Let a young person near you know: it gets better.

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