Illinois 16-year-old commits suicide hours after police tried to 'scare him straight'

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The family of an Illinois 16-year-old [Corey Walgren] who killed himself hours after officers confronted him about an alleged recording of a sexual encounter on his phone intends to file a lawsuit against both the school district and the police department. "I think they wanted to scare him straight," Maureen Walgren told the Chicago Tribune. "Instead, they scared him to death."

Her son, Corey, in January committed suicide by falling from the top of a five-story parking garage shortly after officers showed up at Naperville North High School to question him about illicit material they believed he had on his phone. They were investigating claims that he possessed and then played a recording of a consensual encounter with another 16-year-old student for his friends. [...] They questioned him about having and sharing "child pornography" and allegedly threatened that he’d be put on the sex offender registry, according to the newspaper.

source: Article < Illinois 16-year-old commits suicide hours after police tried to 'scare him straight' > by Jessica Schladebeck; www.nydailynews.com/news/national/teen-commits-suicide-police-scare-straight-article-1.3189296; NY Daily News; 23 May 2017