A fourth grade student at a Chicago school tried to take his own life earlier this year after enduring grueling torment at the hands of those who vowed to nurture him.
11-year-old Jamari Dent tried to hang himself in February after more than a year of being violently bullied by students and two staff members at his school.
According to ABC News "Jamari, who attended Evers Elementary before transferring to Woodson Elementary, survived the Feb. 18 suicide attempt, but the incident left him with permanent brain damage and other life-threatening injuries.
Tierra Black, the young boy's mother, said he's still hospitalized and using a ventilator to breath. She said she begged teachers, school officials and the school district to protect her son, but her complaints were ignored."
Jamari's mother said that "It started with the teachers, what went on with my son. There is no reason my son should be lying in a hospital bed. I asked for help. And I never get it. I never get it."
The lawsuit alleges that the teachers repeatedly called Jamari "stupid", "dumb" and "retarded" and "on one occasion, a teacher at Evers allegedly called Jamari "dirty" and "nappy-headed" before asking him if his "brillo hair was the reason he couldn't read" as the classroom erupted with laughter, according to the suit. The same teacher allegedly assaulted Jamari in February 2018, injuring him and causing his mother file a police report against her, the suit said."
"Black, the boy's mother, transferred him to Woodson after that incident, but the lawsuit claims the abuse only got worse. She said three teachers physically assaulted him on separate occasions: one teacher allegedly grabbed him by the neck and struck his face, and another allegedly choked him and rammed his head into a wall.
"With his and his mother's continued pleas for relief to teachers and administrators ignored, J.D. saw no other way to stop the pain than to go into his bedroom, close the door, tie a bed sheet around his neck and hang himself on a coat hook," according to the lawsuit, which identifies the boy only by his initials. "His suicide attempt was the result of over a year of chronic bullying and violent conduct at the hands of teachers and students at Evers Elementary and then Woodson Elementary."
Jamari Dent's lawsuit is one of THREE brought against Chicago public schools.
Doctors caring for Jamari believe that he will need assistance breathing for the rest of his life.