05/26/2012 06:58 am ET

School CEO Says No Signs 7-year-old Detroit Boy Was Bullied Before Apparent Suicide

By Gina Damron and Cecil Angel

Following the apparent suicide of a 7-year-old -- who, according to police, was upset about being bullied and his parents' separation -- administrators of the boy's school said his mother never mentioned bullying had been a problem.

"To the best of our knowledge, after careful review with the principal, teachers and counselors, there was never any mention of bullying by the student's mother, who was an active volunteer at the school. The student was in a very caring and nurturing environment," said the statement by Geneva Williams, interim CEO of the University Preparatory Academy and University Preparatory Science and Math school districts.

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