CHICAGO (CBS) — There was hope Wednesday night because Jamari Black was going home – after the young Chicago Public Schools student was allegedly bullied into a suicide attempt.
Jamari Black, 11, left La Rabida Children’s Hospital with his mother on Wednesday night. He is still confined to a bed and still needs a ventilator and constant care, but the fact that he is able to come home at all is progress.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rain Totals After Strong Storms, Tornado Hits Southwest Suburbs
Back in February, Jamari suffered a severe brain injury when he attempted suicide.
CBS 2 was first to speak to Jamari’s mother, Teirra Black. She said he said he had been constantly picked on by teachers and students alike at Carter G. Woodson Elementary School. Black said she asked to have her fourth grade son transferred because of the harassment he faced at Woodson.READ MORE: LIVE UPDATES: 130 Homes Damaged After Tornado Confirmed In Southwest Suburbs As Dangerous Storms Hit Chicago Area
“I asked for help, and I didn’t get it, and I’m so mad,” Teirra Black said.
Family attorney Jon Erickson said Jamari in February that following the suicide attempt, Jamari will need breathing assistance for the rest of his life.MORE NEWS: 'Everybody's All Right': Woodridge Family On Surviving Severe Storm Taking A Wall From The Home
The family has filed a federal lawsuit against CPS.