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Sen. Dave Thompson of Lakeville asks a question Tuesday, March 5, 2013, about the effects of a bill aimed at addressing bullying in Minnesota schools. (Forum News Service photo by Danielle Killey)

Lawmakers aim to curb school bullying

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ST. PAUL -- A rural Minnesota woman said if some schools had better programs and plans to deal with bullying, her son might not killed himself.


“I believe that my son’s unbearable pain and sadness was preventable,” Ann Gettis of Kenyon told a state Senate committee Tuesday.

Her son, Jeremiah, shot himself in 2006 after years of being bullied at school, she said.

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