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Another 11-year gay bashed evenually commits suicide

This is beyond sad. Almost exactly a week after Carl Walker Hoover Jr. was laid to rest, Jaheem Herrera, an 11 year old Atlanta resident has taken his life in the same manner after enduring constant anti-gay bullying at his Dekalb County school.


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On Thursday afternoon, after returning home from Dunaire Elementary School, Jaheem quietly went into his room and hanged himself. His 10-year-old sister, Yerralis, also a fifth-grader, discovered Jaheem’s dead body.


Jaheem was bullied relentlessly, his family said. The family knew the boy was a target, but until his death they didn’t understand the scope.


“They called him gay and a snitch,” his stepfather said. “All the time they’d call him this.”


In an interview with WSB-TV, the boy’s mother, Masika Bermudez, also said her son was being bullied at school. She said she had complained to the school.


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She said she asked him about the bullying Thursday when he came home from school and he denied it. She sent him to his room to calm down. It was the last time she would see him alive.


Bermudez told WSB she talked to Jaheem’s best friend about the situation last week.


“He said, ‘Yes ma’am. 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,’” Bermudez told WSB.

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Very sad, very horrible. Something really needs to be done about this.

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This is just, sad
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Another tragic story of the discrimination that homosexual people, and those perceived to POSSIBLY be homosexual face on a daily basis all around the world, even in so called 'civilised' nations.

I wish this boy had been able to maintain some hope that the future would one day be better.

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Very sad, very horrible. Something really needs to be done about this.
There really needs to be some kind of fair treatment law or at least statement made to the public to let them know this is not acceptable.(I know there already is, but it needs to be stated again by someone big like Obama)

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so young very sad
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I'm afraid that as long as gay bashing will be generally tolerated, then we'll keep on hearing those kind of stories...

The kids hear their parents during stupid comments about gay people, and then repeat it in school and that's how it starts... Doesn't sound like something that can be solved easily nor quickly

This can't last. This misery can't last. I must remember that and try to control myself. Nothing lasts really. Neither happiness nor despair. Not even life lasts very long. There'll come a time in the future when I shan't mind about this anymore, when I can look back and say quite peacefully and cheerfully how silly I was. No, no, I don't want that time to come ever. I want to remember every minute, always, always to the end of my days.
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We are a long way from acceptance if this kind of thing keeps happening.

I know there is only so much teacher/staff can do about teasing other than detention or some of other form of punishment, but they should be more proactive in caring for and detecting problems their students face.

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I can't get over how young these boys are, it's the first time I've heard stories like these involving boys this young.

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That Poor Kid
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Old。Poor。boy theres other situations,Get some。girl friends if your gay and there"ll protect you
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No words to describe how torn up I am reading this . It makes me so angry and hateful towards these bigots that force these kids to feel so hopeless . May his soul find eternal peace . So young, so much potential...just gone.

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