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Constantly bullied, he ends his life at age 11

Mother vows to expose dangers of harassment

Sirdeaner Walker held a photo of her son, Carl, 11, who committed suicide April 6 after being bullied and harassed at school. Sirdeaner Walker held a photo of her son, Carl, 11, who committed suicide April 6 after being bullied and harassed at school. (Stephen Rose for The Boston Globe)
By Milton J. Valencia
Globe Staff / April 20, 2009

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SPRINGFIELD - He was just 11 years old, and they called him gay. They said he acted like a girl and bullied him. Girls, boys - anyone, it seemed - taunted Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover until he could take it no more. (Full article: 1425 words)

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