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Bullied non-binary student Nex Benedict's devastating cause of death revealed – Perez Hilton – Monomaxos

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Bullied non-binary student Nex Benedict's devastating cause of death revealed – Perez Hilton

 – Monomaxos

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Finally we have answers to what happened Next Benedict.

As we previously reported, the 16-year-old non-binary teen died last month shortly after he was allegedly brutally attacked in a restroom at Owasso High School in Oklahoma. Before her death, Nex informed a family member via text message that they had been “attacked” by three girls on February 7, which resulted in them being taken to the hospital because their head was “repeatedly injured.” [beaten]” across the floor. While Nex's grandmother and legal guardian was in the emergency room, Sue Benedictcontacted the Owasso Police Department about the fight and learned that the school never filed a report.

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Nex was released hours later. However, they ended up back in the hospital when they suddenly collapsed at home the next morning. Unfortunately the student died. Law enforcement authorities would not immediately say whether her death was related to injuries sustained in the attack. However, they then revealed that “preliminary information” from the coroner's office indicated that Nex “did not die as a result of trauma” as a result of the brawl.

Police did not release further information about the teen's actual cause of death at the time because they were still awaiting “toxicology results and other supplemental test results.” However, the official cause of death was announced weeks later. And the results are heartbreaking…

According to an autopsy report from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Oklahoma, obtained by KABC TV On Wednesday, Nex died by suicide. Very very sad. The New York Times further reported that they experienced “combined toxicity” of diphenhydramine, an allergy antihistamine, and fluoxetine, a drug commonly used to treat depression. The Owasso Police Department issued a statement on March 30 Facebook Regarding the medical examiner's findings:

“From the beginning of this investigation, the Owasso Police Department observed many indications that this death was the result of suicide. However, investigators would not confirm this information without final results from the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office.”

Since her death, Nex's family has been vocal about the intense bullying the teenager faced at school. And loved ones told it ABC News via their lawyer in light of the recent news that they want to see a “meaningful change” soon so that no family has to go through a tragedy like this:

“The Benedicts know all too well the devastating impact of bullying and school violence and are praying for meaningful change where bullying is taken seriously and no family is faced with another avoidable tragedy.”

At this time, the Department of Education has opened an investigation into Owasso Public Schools after receiving a complaint from the Human Rights Campaign related to the bullying Nex faced. Our hearts continue to ache for Nex and her family.

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, help is available. Consider contacting 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline on 988 by calling, texting or chatting, or walk in 988lifeline.org.

To learn more about how you can help the LGBTQ+ community, check out here https://www.glaad.org/.

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