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This is absolutely heartbreaking.
Another young life lost!
11 year old Jaheem Herrera of Stone Mountain, Georgia, took his own life last week because his fellow classmates at Dunaire Elementary School harassed and bullied Herrera for thinking he was gay.
He was just 11 years old!!!
Jaheem’s 10-year-old sister discovered her brother hanging from a fabric belt in his bedroom, no longer alive.
Herrera’s stepfather said homophobic bullies at school would taunt and name-call his stepson, a 5th grader, repeatedly calling him “gay and a snitch.” The boy was even brave enough to tell teachers and faculty at his school about the harassment, but the bullying continued.
Jaheem’s tragic loss comes just weeks after the suicide of a Massachusetts boy, Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover, who also suffered bullying because classmates thought he was gay, attracted national attention.
He was 11 as well. His mother found him hanging from an extension cord in the family’s home.