Jon Carmichael hanged himself in a barn near his home, the station reported.
The family told the station that school officials knew what was happening and his mother said she believes that the bullying was too much for her son to bear.
Joshua school superintendent Ray Dane said the bullying may have happened during an athletic period and that district administrators plan to determine who may have known about it. He said the district would address the issues related to the incident, Channel 4 reported.
School bullying has drawn national attention with the recent case in Massachusetts in which nine people have been charged after a 15-year-old girl committed suicide following prolonged harassment and bullying at school.
-- Lance Murray