NANAIMO, B.C. -- The suicide of a Vancouver Island teenager has left his parents speaking out against the dangers of bullying -- but the school district says it wants to focus on an anti-suicide message, for fear of risking "copycat" deaths.
Ashkan Sultani's parents will hold a memorial next month for their 15-year-old son, but the memorial won't be on school property.
The Nanaimo teen killed himself on Jan. 12 after being bullied at two separate schools.
School district administrators said they were against holding a large public event, saying it could spur copycat suicides.
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