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Community gathers to remember Aynor teen with anti bullying vigil

Community gathers to remember Aynor teen with anti bullying vigil, (wpde)

Dozens of people gathered at Aynor Town Park Saturday to remember 14-year-old Taylor Ibarra.

The teen took his own life New Year's Eve because he was bullied. according to his family.

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One of the goals of the vigil was to spread awareness of bullying.

Even people, like Tiffany Richardson, who didn't know Taylor still came to the vigil because Taylor's story touched them in some way.

"I think that mental illness, and autism is misunderstood and so children get targeted for those reasons," Richardson said.

People shared inspirational messages, songs and poems at the vigil.

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