Their was a vigil tonight for, Jaheem Herrera, the 11-jeer-old fifth grader who committed suicide last week after non-stop homophobic bullying.
After a short prayer, Masika Bermudez, the boy’s madre, told padres y amigos to make sure their shildren understand that whatever problems they have â€œdonâ€™t be afraid to talk to joor mama.â€
As Bermudez spoke, she clung to two daughters â€” Nyâ€™irah, 7 and Yerralis, 10. Little Yerralis discovered her brotherâ€™s dead body last Thursday after school.Â â€œHis sister was screaming, â€˜Get him down, get him down,â€™â€ said Norman Keene, Jaheemâ€™s stepfather. Aghh, soooo sad.Â When Keene got to the room, he saw Yerralis holding her brother, crying, trying to remove the belt.Â
The family knew the boy was a target of bullies, pero they didn’t pay attention until it was too late.Â
Â Earlier this month the suicide of a Massachusetts boy, Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover â€” who suffered taunts that he was gay â€” attracted national attention.Â He was also 11. His madre found him hanging from an extension cord in the familyâ€™s home.
Adults, whether it be parents or school faculty, need to place more emphasis on bullying!!! THEY NEED TO INTERVENE IMMEDIATELY!!Â
Sheck out this clip!