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Unformatted text preview: My bullied son's last day on Earth • Story Highlights • Jaheem Herrera, 11, was frustrated with bullies calling him "gay" and "the virgin" • Boy came home happy, then mother, sisters found him hanging by belt in closet • Mother says she believe son killed himself because nobody was helping • Mom: "I lost my son and now something has to be done" By Mallory Simon www.cnn.com retrieved April 24, 2009 CNN ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN)-- Eleven-year-old Jaheem Herrera woke up on April 16 acting strangely. He wasn't hungry and he didn't want to go to school. But the outgoing fifth grader packed his bag and went to school at Dunaire Elementary School in DeKalb County, Georgia. He came home much happier than when he left in the morning, smiling as he handed his mother, Masika Bermudez, a glowing report card full of A's and B's. She gave him a high-five and he went upstairs to his room as she prepared dinner. A little later, when his younger sister called him to come down to eat, Jaheem didn't answer. So mother and daughter climbed the stairs to Jaheem's room and opened the door. Jaheem was hanging by his belt in the closet. "I always used to see these things on TV, dead people on the news," says Bermudez. "I saw somebody die and to see this dead person is your son, hanging there, a young "I always used to see these things on TV, dead people on the news," says Bermudez....
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