GREENWICH, Conn. (WTNH)-- Bullying is believed to be the reason behind the suicide of a Greenwich high school sophomore. But it seems even in death, his tormentors would not let up.
A memorial page on Facebook was meant to honor Bart Palosz. But instead of sharing positive memories, some used the social media site to continue to bullying and Greenwich High School students News 8 talked to say bullying is a big problem at their school.
Fifteen-year-old Bart Palosz died late last month from a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the head.
Many, including his schoolmates believe his suicide was the result of relentless bullying.
"Since it's been going on since he was young, things are adding up and it affected him more," said Cassie Cortina, Greenwich High School student.
"He probably just had enough and he couldn't handle it anymore," said George Vallejo, Greenwich High School student.
Bart killed himself after his first day of sophomore year at Greenwich High School. Though students say they knew about the bullying, they never expected the worse.
"He was a really sweet kid and I was just really shocked when I found out," said Cortina.
Soon after Bart's death, a memorial was set up on Facebook.
But soon, graphic image after graphic image started popping up on the page. The hacked memorial was removed and a new page is now in its place. It already has more than 150 likes and a cover photo that reads "Stop Bullying."
At the high school of more than 25,000 students, some say bullying is a problem.
"It's just up to everyone. If you see it you should obviously just stop and tell them, you know," said Cortina.
"They do a good job of it, but you know 3,500 It's a huge school and there's a lot of kids," said Ana Sid, Greenwich High School student. "It's not so much physically bullying, just because of like security and all of that, but definitely verbal."
And with social media, the verbal assaults continue even into death.
Police have started an investigation in to Bart's death.
News 8 also reached out to the Greenwich School Department. At this point, no one has responded to our request for comment.
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