A 19-year-old Oakland University student took his own life on campus Tuesday.
OU police said the death of sophomore Corey Jackson from Warren is still under investigation.
The Oakland County medical examiner’s office confirmed that Jackson’s death had been ruled a suicide.
Jackson’s family said he recently revealed to them that he was a homosexual, and that they believe he was bullied over his sexual orientation. They think the bullying led him to commit suicide.
“I believe (it happened) because he recently realized he was a homosexual and he was getting pressured at school by his peers because he told his family and nothing changed here,” said grandmother Carolyn Evans. “Corey was the most loving, giving, funny person. He had the most wonderful personality. He had cousins from ages 14 down to 2 and he never said a bad word about anybody. When he went to school and he realized his sexual preference had changed, he changed completely. He withdrew.”
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