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Ann Gettis listens to testimony after talking about her son Jeremiah who was bullied and killed himself. She testified during a Senate committee meeting Tuesday, March 5 on an anti-bullying bill. (Photo by Danielle Killey)

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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 have 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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