It was a national news story that shocked and broke hearts across the nation: an 11-year-old boy committed suicide after an alleged social media prank.

Katrina Goss says she found her son, Tysen, hanging in his bedroom closet after she says his reported “girlfriend” faked her own death. How did what is being called a “cruel teen joke” spiral so out of control? In an exclusive interview, Katrina shares intimate details of that fateful night and heartbreaking last moments of her son’s life. Plus, find out why she says she believes this may have been something more than a prank.

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