“An Illinois high school quarterback committed suicide on January 7, apparently after suffering from depression. He attended Glenbrook North High School in the north suburbs of Illinois,” according to The College Fix.
“Dylan Buckner’s parents say that while he struggled with depression before coronavirus spread across the country, the governmental response to it worsened his depression.
“‘The family believes that had COVID not happened, or the country’s response to COVID had been more effective, Dylan would still be alive today,’ Chris Buckner, Dylan’s dad, said in a statement published by NBC 5 Chicago. He also said that ‘[Dylan’s] depression worsened significantly after COVID hit.’ [emphasis added]
“‘He said he was coming this year, this was going to be his year, and then I was waiting to see it,’ Darius Hunt, Dylan’s teammate said, according to NBC 5. ‘But unfortunately, it got canceled due to COVID.’
“Buckner had 14 offers to play college football and aimed to play for MIT after graduation. He owned the school record for career pass completions, NBC 5 said.”
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