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JAMES Roney was about to start a new life in Warrnambool but an impu guess factory lsive decision by the 13 year old brought all that to a tragic end. James was just hours away from starting his first day in a year eight class at Brauer College, when he packed his bags with a plan to flee to Halls Gap to see his mother. Minutes later James, who was suffering anxiety as a result of traumatic bullying at a Mount Gambier school, was dead. The story behind Monday’s tragedy emerged yesterday, as his parents Lachlan and Tracey released a statement to explain their loss. “He made a decision that a 13 year old boy makes without thinking about th guess factory e consequences,” James’ uncle Duncan Roney added. “He came from a loving family and it’s shaken us to the bone.”James, who has six siblings living in Warrnambool and elsewhere, moved to the region after being bullied at a Mount Gambier school earlier this year, they said. “He stood up to his bullies, but he still suffered greatly because of them,” the statement read.”Since then, he has experienced great difficulty and anxiety with attending school. “We all thought that he would be OK and that he wanted to go there (Brauer). He had not told us that he was scared and anxious.”James got up while everyone in the house was asleep and, having never driven before, took his grandparents’ Mitsubishi sedan and left their Allansford home. Just minutes later the car slammed into a pole in Warrnambool’s CBD. Duncan Roney stressed that James was not joyriding and, judging by his preparations, his death was simply an accident. “James has never d guess factory one anything like this before. We have lost a beautiful son because of this. We are proud of the child he was and of the man he was yet to become.”All parents and all schools need to understand the impact of bullying. Tragedies like this surely can be avoided if parents, schools and the community work together for the welfare of all children.”

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