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Another Student Suicide?

Jim Burroway

October 1st, 2010

Campus Pride issued a press release announcing a possible fourth suicide of an LGBT student. The latest case involves Raymond Chase, a Johnson & Wales University student in Providence, Rhode Island. He had reportedly hung himself in his dorm room on Wednesday, Sept 29.

I would urge caution in jumping to conclusions about what may have led to Raymond’s suicide at this time. Campus Pride says, “The suicide of this openly gay young man is for reasons currently unknown,” but urges action be taken to address youth bullying and harassment.



Richard W. Fitch
October 1st, 2010 | LINK

Pictures are *hung*; people are *hanged*, even when it is self-inflicted.

Priya Lynn
October 1st, 2010 | LINK

Saying he “hanged” himself sounds awkward, he “hung” himself is more fluent.

Richard W. Fitch
October 1st, 2010 | LINK

If you mean by ‘fluent’ more fluid, then yes. If instead you mean by ‘fluent’ skilled in the intricacy of a language, NO. Do your own ‘google’ on “hanged -or- hung”.

October 2nd, 2010 | LINK

So there is absolutely no indication as to the cause?

Mike A
October 3rd, 2010 | LINK

Neither Johnson & Wales nor the family are saying what happened or why — all we have is unsourced information from Perez Hilton and Campus Pride.

Tthe Providence Journal web site is declining to report his death, and Channel 10 has deleted the story that it had published, which simply said that JWU confirmed the death but not the cause or reason:

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