PALMDALE ( — 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.

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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.

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The young boy was found dead Monday night in Kern County with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.


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Authorities Search For Missing 13-Year-Old Boy In Palmdale