Teenager Sam Abel killed himself after being repeatedly bullied my his class mates
Sam Abel, 14, the son of an Invictus Games competitor, died in hospital after falling to his death in Worcester on January 8.
Worcestershire Coroners' Court heard how the intelligent pupil had been relentlessly bullied in the lead up to his death.
His heartbroken parents said they were not sure why he was bullied but it could have been to do with him being successful at school.
A coroner was told how cruel schoolmates taunted him on a skiing trip and also punctured the tyres on his bicycle.
Text messages from Sam's phone showed that he told his classmates he nearly killed himself on New Year's Eve.
The inquest heard how he was pronounced dead after suffering catastrophic head injuries.
PC Christopher McManus, of West Mercia Police, said an investigation was launched and officers spoke to mum Anita who said her son had been bullied.
He said there had been a minor argument at home on the morning of the tragedy.
PC McManus said: "He had a number of friends, but no real best friends. Clearly he had suicidal thoughts for some time.
"He had been rejected a number of times. He had been in a bad place – he had not been able to get out of this mindset."
Bullies are believed to have taunted him on a skiing trip and also punctured the tyres on his bike
Our beautiful boy has gone. Our lives are never going to be the same again.
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Anita, Sam's mother
Sam Roach, Tudor Grange Academy School principal, described the pupil as "sweet and bright", excelling in a variety of subjects.
She also said the school was working towards a culture of openness and defended how the school dealt with bullying.
Mrs Roach said: "We were unaware what was going on.
"We have a zero tolerance of bullying, once we are aware of issues. Children are sanctioned. We have had assemblies.
"We have a school counsellor, holding sessions at lunchtime and evenings. We did not know what was happening, when children knew.
"We have a place for children to go to staff and report it."
Worcestershire coroner Geraint Williams recorded a verdict of suicide.
He said he was satisfied there was compelling evidence the teenager had intended to kill himself, and offered his condolences to the family.
After the hearing Sam's mum said: "Our beautiful boy has gone. Our lives are never going to be the same again.
Sam suffered catastrophic head injuries after jumping from the eighth floor of a car park
"We were such a close family, he was even his dad's private skiing partner.
"From the age of 13 he was product reviewing for companies like Amazon. We found out he was very clever and he was often busy studying.
"He wanted to be the next Alan Sugar. He was just amazing, he could make movies and all sorts.
"Our lives are just never ever going to be the same again. We are just one of the most unluckiest families.
"My husband is registered as blind and on the day of Sam's funeral I was diagnosed with an illness.
"Luckily, he didn't know I was ill before he died. He's in a happy place now.
"We miss him so much and our lives will never be the same again."
Mark Abel, 50, who served in the British Army for 14 years and competed in last years Invictus Games, said: "It could have been because he was successful at school.
"Sometimes other pupils are jealous and this can breed bullying. But we'll never be entirely sure because he only really spoke to his friends about it. but I know pranks were pulled on him that were particularly cruel.
Friends and family flocked to pay tributes to Sam at the scene where he died in Worcester
"I just hope these bullies can live with the regret. They've torn this family apart.
"I don't think people know the effect it has on the people it leaves behind.
"We want to express our thanks to the paramedics, the police for their investigation, the support of the school and his friends.
"I was abroad on a Paralympic ski meeting at the time I found out. I got a phone call just after I landed from my daughter, Sophie.
"He went out having after having a minor argument with his mum. His mum told him to be mindful and be back for one for lunch.
"Anita rang his mobile and a paramedic answered and said that he had been involved in an accident.
"We used to go skiing as a family, because obviously I can't go skiing by myself so Sam used to come out and guide me. I will miss him dearly."
In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123.