Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Another 11-year-old child, Jaheem Herrera, has hanged himself "after enduring extreme daily bullying that included antigay taunts."

This is how his best friend described Jaheem's agony to Jaheem's mother:
He told me that he’s tired of everybody always messing with him in school. He is tired of telling the teachers and the staff, and they never do anything about the problems. So, the only way out is by killing himself

1 comment:

Renee said...

As a mother this shot an arrow of fear through my heart. How many times have I heard parents going to schools to complain about harassment and nothing is done. I myself have been repeatedly to the principles office fighting for my son. Why is it that schools fail to take responsibility for the poisonous environment that they allow. Crying after the fact will not bring the child back. I feel so much for the family and hope that they find away to find some peace.

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