BULLY HOTLINE: Iowa Reps Consider Cost

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The death of a 14-year-old in northwest Iowa is grabbing the attention of two state lawmakers.

Last weekend, Kenneth Weishuhn took his own life.

He was buried Thursday.

His family says Weishuhn was bullied because of his sexual orientation.

His death is spurring Representative Mary Mascher of Iowa City and Representative Beth Wessel-Kroeschell of Ames to create a bullying hotline.

The pair is looking into the cost and whether it could be added to an existing hotline.

The lawmakers are hoping to get the project done as soon as possible.

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