Jamari Dent, Who Tried To Commit Suicide After Merciless Bullying At School, Dies At Age 13
June 11, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Jamari Dent, a 13-year-old special needs student who tried to hang himself he was mercilessly bullied at school, has died of the brain injury he suffered as a result of his failed suicide attempt.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Jamari Dent, a 13-year-old special needs student who tried to hang himself two years ago after he was mercilessly bullied at school, has died of the brain injury he suffered as a result of his failed suicide attempt.
Family attorney Jon Erickson told the CBS 2 Investigators Jamari, who was 11 years old when he attempted suicide in February 2019, died Thursday night from the anoxic brain injury he suffered at the time. READ MORE: Who Is Karol Chwiesiuk, CPD Officer Accused Of Storming U. S. Capitol?Thursday night his breathing became irregular.
“The Chicago Public Schools community is saddened to learn of the passing of Jamari Dent and our deepest condolences and sympathies are extended to his loved ones,” a CPS spokesperson said in a statement.
Jamari Dent’s mother says the 11-year-old boy attempted suicide, after school officials ignored repeated bullying by students and teachers.
According to a federal lawsuit his family filed against the Chicago Public Schools, Jamari was tired of being called “stupid,” “dumb,” and “retarded”; of being picked on by students, and singled out by teachers at Carter G.
Attorneys for Jamari’s family said classmates corroborate that one of his teachers repeatedly called Jamari “a dirty, stupid n*****,” told him he’d “never amount to anything,” and called him “dumb, retarded and stupid. ” They also said fellow students described physical abuse, including a teacher putting the then 11-year-old Jamari in “a chokehold,” cutting off his oxygen supply.
Sad Update: Jamari Dent, a CPS special needs student who tried to hang himself after alleged merciless bullying — including by staff / per federal lawsuit — has died, his lawyer Jon Erickson tells me.