In a video released Thursday, Seth Walsh's mother, Wendy, talks about her 13-year-old son's death by bullying.

In the video, a tearful Wendy reads the suicide note her son left behind.

“Mom … I love you. Thank you for having me. It's been a pleasure. I know this will bring you much pain, but I will hopefully be in a better place than this shithole.”

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) released the video to coincide with a letter sent to the Tehachapi Unified School District demanding officials address the problem of anti-gay bullying.

“Seth's school did not care,” Wendy says in the video. “If they did care about Seth, they would have addressed the problem.”

Wendy added that officials at the school dismissed her concerns.

“Wendy wanted to get the word out about what happened to her son,” James Gilliam, the deputy executive director for the ACLU of Southern California, told the Los Angeles Times. “She was hoping to spread the word that there are resources for people in need.”

The video ends with an emotional Wendy describing how she found her son hanging from a plum tree. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. It contains strong language.)