Published April 22, 2009
The family of an 11-year-old Georgia boy found hanged to death in his bedroom closet said that school bullies drove the child to suicide, MyFOXAtlanta.com reported.
Relatives of Jaheem Herrera, a fifth-grader at Dunaire Elementary School in DeKalb, reportedly complained to school officials that he was being repeatedly teased and threatened by classmates.
Jaheem was found dead in his bedroom closet last Thursday after class bullies severely taunted him throughout the day, the child's family said.
A vigil for the 11-year-old was held Tuesday night.