Michigan boy, 13, kills himself after being bullied on school bus, mom says

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A 13-year-old boy in Michigan committed suicide last month after being relentlessly bullied on his school bus, his mother told local news media.

Michael Martin, an eighth-grade student at Everett High School, died Jan. 25 at a hospital two days after he attempted suicide at his home in Lansing, the Lansing State Journal reported.

Martin was tormented on the school bus over his weight, glasses, and braces in the months leading to his death, his mother, Joanna Wohlfert, told the paper. Wohlfert said her son missed 33 days of school since September due to bullying.

Wohlfert told the paper she had reached out to the Lansing School District and the bus company that services the district, Dean Transportation, but both failed to investigate the alleged bullying.

“I know that some schools are overwhelmed with kids, but if you have a parent that’s reaching out to you, and trying to get help for their child, why wouldn’t you reach back?” Wohlfert told the paper. “Why wouldn’t you do something? He was going through a dark time and nobody cared. Nobody paid attention to him.”

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9-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide: Bullying Has To Stop!

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A black 9-year-old girl in Alabama allegedly took her own life after facing relentless bullying and racism in class, according to reports.

McKenzie Adams’ relatives said she hanged herself Dec. 3 in her home in Linden, about 100 miles west of Montgomery, and was discovered by her grandmother, according to the Tuscaloosa News.

Since the start of the school year, the fourth-grader had been the target of bullying at US Jones Elementary School, where she was teased over her friendship with a white male classmate, according to her family.

Her aunt, Eddwina Harris, said the group of students taunted McKenzie by telling her to commit suicide.

“She was being bullied the entire school year, with words such as ‘kill yourself,’ ‘you think you’re white because you ride with that white boy,’ ‘you ugly,’ ‘black bitch,’ ‘just die,’” Harris told the newspaper.

Harris said she’s speaking out about her niece’s death because she wants to promote anti-bullying.

“There are so many voiceless kids,” Harris said. “God is opening great doors for justice for my niece.”

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Bullying Has To Stop! Maishayn Wilson Tells Us Why

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Even as a millennial, I too was bullied especially while in elementary, junior high and a small part of my high school careers. There were times I dreaded going to school. Children (people in general) can be mean or jealous. I remember trying to be so kind/nice to my bullies. Sometimes it worked. Others times it didn’t. I kept being myself. My parents prayed a lot for me. As well as I. I eventually became popular. I found my voice in gaining the courage to speak up for myself & others that were being bullied, but sometimes it wasn’t easy. A lot of the times those bullies are dealing/battling with their own demons and bring those types of behavioral attitudes to school, etc.

Often times (back then while in school), I would inform the teachers, coaches, and principal as to what was going on and they looked out for me (including some of my friends, they looked out for me too. 🥰). Let us continue to pray for the bully as we pray for those who are getting bullied aswell. Social media has made bullying so much worse, but I believe if we continue to take a stand and get more involved by speaking up on platforms such as this and within our own communities we can bring more awareness to this epidemic and save more lives one day at a time. With Jesus on our side, we are more than conquers! 🙏🏾 Amen!

 

 

 

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Six-Year-Old​ Boy Designs T-Shirt To Battle Bullying

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One young boy in Georgia plans to make a special fashion statement for the first day of a new school year, rocking a bright orange T-shirt with the text “I will be your friend” to battle school bullying.

As Nikki Rajahn of Fayetteville prepared her son Blake for a new year at North Fayette Elementary, she asked her 6-year-old what kind of shirt he’d like to wear for the all-important first day, WCNC reports.

The mom of four runs her own custom clothing business and expected her youngster to select a sporty motif inspired by his interests in basketball and football, she wrote on Facebook.

Instead, Blake surprised her with a heartwarming request.

“He thought a while and said, ‘Will you please make me a shirt that says “I will be your friend” for all the kids who need a friend to know that I am here for them?’” the proud mom dished.

“Never underestimate your kid’s heart for others! I love my sweet Blake!” Rajahn continued.

In the days since, the crafty mom’s Facebook post, featuring a beaming Blake in his neon T-shirt with green writing, has gone viral with 6,300 likes, 3,300 shares and hundreds of comments.

“What a blessing and what a difference he will make,” one user said.

“If only adults could try this,” another agreed.

According to Yahoo Lifestyle, the youngster has previously experienced bullying in school and wants his peers to know that they can count on him as a pal.

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My son took his life – It Has To Stop! Bullying Has To Stop.

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Seven Bridges, a 5th-grader who had to wear a colostomy bag due to a birth defect was found dead by his mother hanging in his closet.

“My son took his life due to bullying, it has been probably ongoing for about seven months, horribly,” the mother, Tami Charles, told reporters. “He would have little things as he went through school, but nothing as bad as this year.”

May his soul continue to rest in peace.

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Died: January 2019.

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