Folsom High School students sign a pledge to stand up against bullying and are given a yellow ribbon for suicide prevention as they participate in a balloon release for Ronin Shimizu, 12, on Tuesday in Folsom. Ronin, 12, committed suicide Dec. 3. McKenna Quinn, 16, far left, said, “If he was a sad kid he didn’t show it.” She also said the last time she saw him he bought hot chocolate for everyone after rowing practice. Jacquelyn Bass, 17, second from left, said they were in the Upper Natomas Rowing Club with Ronin. Front row from left, Kennedy Marquez, Jaycie Schenone, and Olivia Romano, all 17, attended the balloon release. “We didn’t know him but we were touched by this,” said Romano.
Folsom High School students sign a pledge to stand up against bullying and are given a yellow ribbon for suicide prevention as they participate in a balloon release for Ronin Shimizu, 12, on Tuesday in Folsom. Ronin, 12, committed suicide Dec. 3. McKenna Quinn, 16, far left, said, “If he was a sad kid he didn’t show it.” She also said the last time she saw him he bought hot chocolate for everyone after rowing practice. Jacquelyn Bass, 17, second from left, said they were in the Upper Natomas Rowing Club with Ronin. Front row from left, Kennedy Marquez, Jaycie Schenone, and Olivia Romano, all 17, attended the balloon release. “We didn’t know him but we were touched by this,” said Romano. Renée C. Byer rbyer@sacbee.com
Folsom High School students sign a pledge to stand up against bullying and are given a yellow ribbon for suicide prevention as they participate in a balloon release for Ronin Shimizu, 12, on Tuesday in Folsom. Ronin, 12, committed suicide Dec. 3. McKenna Quinn, 16, far left, said, “If he was a sad kid he didn’t show it.” She also said the last time she saw him he bought hot chocolate for everyone after rowing practice. Jacquelyn Bass, 17, second from left, said they were in the Upper Natomas Rowing Club with Ronin. Front row from left, Kennedy Marquez, Jaycie Schenone, and Olivia Romano, all 17, attended the balloon release. “We didn’t know him but we were touched by this,” said Romano. Renée C. Byer rbyer@sacbee.com

Folsom’s Ronin Shimizu taunted at several schools before suicide

December 09, 2014 3:25 PM

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