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Mother of Bullying Victim Speaks Out

Jim Burroway

April 24th, 2009

Sirdeaner Walker’s 11-year-old son, Carl Walker-Hoover, recently took his own life after having been continually harassed with anti-gay taunts. Yesterday, Sirdeaner appeared on Ellen DeGeneres’ show to tell her story and to plead for an end to bullying.
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April 24th, 2009 | LINK

I really, really feel sorry for the pain and suffering that Ms. Walker has gone through with the suicide of her son.

One of the problems I have is that she allowed this bullying problem to continue and thought that the school should take care of it. Yet, the school was not taking appropriate actions to do so.

The bullying continued. To the point where her son could not tolerate it any longer and took his own life.

It’s too late to do this for young Carl, but perhaps this will help others before it’s too late: If the school does not take immediate and forceful action to stop the bullying, then take your child out of school!

I don’t care if he has to sit at home all day watching PBS, etc. But, at least I know he’s alive!

Then work on a plan to change schools or private school or home school or something. Anything would be better than sending him back into that toxic environment!

April 27th, 2009 | LINK

Do what I was told to do when I was being bullied in school – just ignore it. Just ignore the bruises. Just ignore the teachers watching as you get beat up. Just ignore your parents telling you it’s your problem to deal with.
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April 27th, 2009 | LINK

Yeah, just ignore it.

And hope that you don’t end up dead, like Lawrence “Larry” King.

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