Police in Buffalo, New York are considering whether to bring criminal charges against students who harassed Jamey Rodemeyer, the 14-year-old junior high school student who committed suicide after being bullied for coming out gay.

In May, Rodemeyer posted a heartbreaking YouTube video for the It Gets Project, which reaches out to struggling gay teens considering suicide. “Lady Gaga, she makes me so happy, and she lets me know that I was born this way. And that's my advice to you from her. People are born this way. All you have to do is hold your head up and you'll go far,” he said in the clip. “Just love yourself and you're set … It gets better.”

The video was a relief for his parents who saw it as a sign that their son's struggle might be coming to an end.

But on Sunday, Rodemeyer, who had just started his freshman year at Williamsville North High School outside Buffalo, was found dead outside his home. (Police have not released details of how he killed himself.)

Police Chief John C. Askey told the Buffalo News that the department was looking into the case.

“We've heard that there were some specific students, an unidentifiable group of students, that had specifically targeted Jamey, or had been picking on him for a period of time,” he said.

Officials said the actions of three students in particular are being investigated. The students could be charged with aggravated harassment. (An ABC News report is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

(Related: Lady Gaga vows to fight for Jamey Rodemeyer's memory.)