DA Reviewing Ga. 11-year-Old's Suicide

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - DeKalb County District Attorney Gwen Keyes
Fleming is reviewing a fifth-grader's suicide to determine whether an official investigation should be opened.

Fleming said Friday in a telephone interview that she was prompted by calls from media and citizens to look into the matter to see if legal action should be taken.

The 11-year-old boy hanged himself on April 16. He was found at his home by a family member, Fleming said.

She said she is planning to talk to the family and school officials to determine whether any charges can be brought in the case. She said she has heard the boy's mother say in media interviews that he was bullied by other students at Dunaire Elementary School in Stone Mountain.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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