SPARKS, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - Tonight the Sparks High School community is mourning the loss of 15-year-old Jesus Cuevas. Cuevas took his own life on Tuesday evening at his home in Reno. Washoe County School counselors have been at the school to try and give some comfort to both children and teachers.
It's important to note that we don't normally cover suicides however since Cuevas' death there's been many rumors circling that he was the victim of bullying and that is what prompted him to kill himself, and we are focused on that issue. I talked to Katherine Loudon this afternoon, she is the head of counseling for Washoe County Schools. She says both she and the school district police are investigating but so far they have not found any evidence that he was being bullied, but she says that the investigation is continuing.