8:22 am May 20, 2009, by Laura Diamond
UPDATE 11:15 a.m.: Jaheem Herrera wasn’t specifically targeted for bullying, according to a report looking into what may have caused the 11-year-old to kill himself in April.
The investigation also showed that Jaheem actively participated in several fights during the school year
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Thelma Wyatt Cummings Moore oversaw the report, which was requested by DeKalb school officials to review concerns about the culture at Dunaire Elementary
DeKalb school leaders will talk this morning about what happened in an elementary school in the months leading up to Jaheem Herrera’s suicide.
The 11-year-old hanged himself in April and his family has blamed the boy’s suicide on the excessive bullying they said he received at Dunaire Elementary School in Stone Mountain.
I’ll post an update once we have more information about the report. Meanwhile, check out this story by Kristina Torres documenting some steps taken and not taken by everyone involved.
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