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Tonight, the suicide of the 15-year-old high-school freshman…
Time and time again in this program, we have reported on the problem of bullying in this country. And time and time again, we’ve announced the deaths of children. Children who should not be dead. Children whose loneliness and desperation, not just in the last few minutes of their life, but often in the years leading up to their deaths, is simply heartbreaking to imagine…

Bully, fully aware of his cruelty.
He went to school with me, pushing and pulling me.
Telling me I should just go kill myself, fooling me.
The other kids just watch.
It was embarrassing what he would do to me.
I hide it from my parents.
I felt down.
I was lying to my parents, denying it was Terrence.
I’ll just know what he will do to me if I point him out.
I really know he’d ruin me if I run my mouth.

Now I am scared to even leave my house.
Acting sick, wanting to quit, it was a risk.
It was like I was screaming, and nobody could hear me.
Even here they are crying rumours like nobody is near me.
Mister invisible, feeling so miserable.
This bully is so physical, trying to get spiritual.
But all this praying ain’t fixing it.
I just ain’t getting this.
The teachers ain’t listening.
Just forget it.

Just tell me this is all temporary.
Just tell me this is all temporary.
I hope this is all temporary.
I hope this is all temporary.

The bully.
I can tell that you don’t feel good.
( The bully.)
The bully.
I guess you’re not around.
(The bully.)

Bully, fully aware of his cruelty.
He went to school with me.
Schooling me.
Nothing of this is new to me.
He made a fool of me, being bullied and cruel to me.
Losing my coolly, better cool it, or Imma lose it.
And one day Imma prove it.
He sees my weakness, in here, used it.
Now I am sitting here feeling useless.
he won’t decide when I die,
Imma choose it!
What is the point of my existence?
He is so consistent.
His mission is to make me hate the fact of living.
And honestly, I think that Imma give in.
I hope I’m forgiven for doing what is forbidden.

The name-calling, the bruised ribs.
I guess I’m just another kid I see on those news clips.
My so-called friends are afraid to speak up.
I know they’re all just afraid of getting beat up.

The principal told me that I should stop complaining.
I tried martial arts to try to get some training.
But he counter-punched that launch,
and left me laid out.
I think we all know there is only one way out.

Just tell me this is all temporary.
Just tell me this is all temporary.
I hope this is all temporary.
I hope this is all temporary.

The bully.
I can tell that you don’t feel good.
(The bully.)
The bully.
I guess you’re not around.
(The bully.)

Tonight, the suicide of the 15-year-old high-school freshman has the attention of the entire school district.
A mother is grieving, and other parents are concerned, claiming bullying played a role.
Time and time again on this program, we have reported on the problem of bullying in this country.
And time and time again, we’ve announced the deaths of children. Children who should not be dead.
Children whose loneliness and desperation, not just in the last few minutes of their life, but often in the years leading up to their deaths, is simply heartbreaking to imagine…

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