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School Bullying / Herrera Suicide / Coloroso Interview #930146

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Apr 23, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The suicide of youngster Carl Walker Hoover after school bullying recalled.

(Atlanta: David Mattingly) The story of young Jakeem Herrera†, who was bullied & taunted at Dunaire Elementary school in Atlanta & hanged himself, presented; family photos shown. [Mother Masika BERMUDEZ†- talks about her little boy; says he was hurt by being called "gay".] [Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network Dr. Eliza BYARD†- says this is a wakeup call about bullying.] [Center for Research on School Safety director Joel MEYERS†- comments on the bullying issue.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with "The Bully, the Bullied & the Bystander" author Barbara Coloroso about children at risk. [COLOROSO - says the majority of bullying is sexual in nature; explains what needs to done: that bullying is conscious harm & what should be said to the targeted kids & how we need to hold the bullying kid accountable.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Mattingly, David

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