The Laloboy Foundation (LBF) was founded by Paolla Jordan after her son Adrio Romine's death by suicide on May 11, 2019, at the age of 17. Adrio was a high-achieving student, graduating at the age of 16, and was a valedictorian. Suicide does not discriminate. Our teens today face a myriad of unique challenges and pressures that can lead to depression.
Named after "LaloBoy", Adrio's childhood nickname, The Laloboy Foundation was founded to assist families that are in financial need to provide counseling support for their child. LBF wants to help improve mental health support and provide internet safety workshops for parents in the community. LBF wants to do its part in the fight to prevent suicide.
LBF provides free counseling service stipends to families that have financial need to support their child. LBF will continue to advocate for better policies to support mental health and to have laws in place to keep the children safe against internet predators. LBF is committed to its community and would welcome help from the community. It takes a village to raise today's children. 480-612-4656. #laloboyfoundation #HB2646 #LALOBOYACT
Before Adrio Romine passed away, Adrio had been talking to a person on Reddit who gave him instructions on how to take his own life. Adrio had continued to dialogue with this adult for about 40 days. Adrio was a minor at 17. There no law in the United States that prohibits an adult to instruct a minor about self-harm or suicide. It is against the law in eight (8) other countries which include the European Union.
Adrio's mother spoke with four (4) law enforcement agencies that included the FBI. This tragic event involved three jurisdictions. All four (4) agencies said "talk to your lawmakers. Our hands are tied and there is no law on the books that will allow us to arrest the adult." Adrio's mother sent over 300+ screenshots of these conversations to the police, they said "we find no evidence of bullying or coercion".
Paolla Jordan is Adrio's mother. She is the founder of The Laloboy Foundation. Mrs. Jordan will work hard to have the law changed. Mrs. Jordan does not want another family to be a member of her club. This is difficult, but a change in the law needs to happen.
Mrs. Jordan is working with Representative Jeff Weninger of Arizona to amend the manslaughter law. Mr. Weninger is a sponsor of HB 2646. He is very passionate about keeping the children of Arizona safe. The HB2646 bill would make giving instructions on suicide guilty of a class 2 felony in Arizona. On February 19, 2020, Mrs. Jordan testified at the State Capitol. The decision was unanimous at the House of Representatives 66-0.
The next step will be to testify at the Senate Committee. The senate has read the bill twice as of March 3, 2020. There is no update on this at this time due to the pandemic. Your support of HB2646 would be greatly appreciated. We need to hear from other Arizonans. Please email a short letter of support. Indicate what City and State that you live in, name, and contact information. Send your email to email@example.com If you are out of state we welcome your letters. If you want me to make this a law in your state, please send an email.
Thank you for your support.
HB 2646: manslaughter; suicide assistance; violation Sponsor: Representative Weninger, LD 17 House Engrossed
States a person who is 18 years or older commits manslaughter by intentionally providing advice or encouragement that a minor uses to commit suicide with the knowledge that the minor intends to commit suicide.
Current statute states that a person commits manslaughter as a class 2 felony by: 1) Recklessly causing the death of another person;
2) Committing second-degree murder when the victim has reasonably provoked the person;
3) Intentionally providing the physical means another person uses to commit suicide while knowing the person intends to do it;
4) Being forced to commit second-degree murder under threat of deadly physical force on themselves or another person when a person would be unable to reasonably resist; and
5) Knowingly or recklessly causing the death of an unborn child by physical injury to the mother. (A.R.S. § 13-1103)
1. States a person who is 18 years or older commits manslaughter by intentionally providing advice or encouragement that a minor uses to commit suicide with the knowledge that the minor intends to commit suicide. (Sec. 1)
2. Contains technical and conforming changes. (Sec. 1)