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Bullied At Home And At School

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This article is one in a series discussing bullying issues through artwork and words, through the eyes of a student.
This artwork was created at the Cook Arts Center as part of a special project surrounding the topic of bullying.

This artwork was created at the Cook Arts Center as part of a special project surrounding the topic of bullying. /Cook Arts Center

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The series and the assignment

This article is one in a series created by students in Mr. Alex Escamilla's journalism class at Southwest Community Campus. Students were asked to complete artwork and write an article regarding bullying issues in Grand Rapids, and America as a whole. Students worked with artist Reyna Garcia and Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities to complete artwork to express their thoughts about bullying.

Chadboun County authorities are investigating the death of a ten year old girl who hanged herself Monday night. She was repeatedly being bullied at school and at home.

She lived with her grandmother and mother. Her name was Jasmin McClain. Her parents described her as sweet, loving and intelligent. Her mother found her hanged with a belt in her bedroom.

Chadbourn police chief said her death was suicide. They were about to close the case, but stopped when they started checking posts on Facebook and other social media.

In conclusion, Jasmin died so young because she was bullied at home and at school. She died a catastrophic way and left her family stunned.

By:  Rolondo R.

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