Escaping the pain

Consequences of bullying gone unchecked

Written in fall 2002, these verbatim excerpts from a 7th grader who was bullied suggest a life of promise, happiness and potential.

Jeffrey Scott Johnston died by his own hand on June 29, 2005. He was 15 years old and had been bullied via the Internet by a classmate for three years, beginning in 7th Grade. More on Jeff Johnston in this clip from PBS This Emotional Life:
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