April Himes was a bright young eighth grader attending a school she hated because of bullying.

On Valentine's Day 2000, a day when most young girls should be happy she received a cruel phone call from the school that she had missed over 50 days of school and was told to come to school immediately or appear before truancy board and risk going to juvenile hall.

Devastated, April put the phone down and hung herself in her bedroom. She was 13 years old.