PALMDALE (CBSLA.com) — A 13-year-old boy who was allegedly bullied at school and disappeared in Palmdale Monday morning has committed suicide.
Nigel Hardy was reported missing around 9:15 a.m. in the 2300 block of West Avenue N-8, according to detectives from the sheriff’s Palmdale Station.
The boy, who was a cheerleader at Hillview Middle School, became “despondent” when he was temporarily suspended from the campus last week after fighting with another student.
Hardy’s father found a suicide note from his son and also discovered his firearm was missing.
The young boy was found dead Monday night in Kern County with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.