March 7, 2014: In January, Jeff Lasater, the father of Jeremiah Lasater, a special needs child who was 6'6"/320 pounds and a target for bullying, recorded a memoir of his son on StoryCorps. (Listen on link below.)
Jeremiah Lasater (photo below; Vasquez High School is in Acton, California, Antelope Valley/LA County), committed suicide in 2008, a few weeks after entering high school and after a day of violent bullying by classmates.
Since his son's death, Jeff, who lives in Winnetka (San Fernando Valley/LA County) has formed Jeremiah Project 51, to "attack and defeat bullying one school district at a time until bullying has been eliminated from all schools." At left, Lasater, on left, with his friend, Drew Cartright, at the StoryCorps recording studio.