Tocmai ce-am citit o chestie foarte, foarte naşpa.
An eighth grade boy in Texas killed himself last week after years of bullying from his peers over his suspected sexuality.
Asher Brown’s family claims that he was „bullied to death,” and that although they addressed their concerns with his school, Hamilton Middle School, administration did not intervene.
School district spokeswoman Kelli Durham claims, however, that they received no bullying complaints from the family nor any students.
His mother and stepfather, Amy and David Truong say:
„We want justice. That’s absolutely inaccurate — it’s completely false. I did not hallucinate phone calls to counselors and assistant principals. We have no reason to make this up. … It’s like they’re calling us liars. The people here need to be held responsible and to be stopped. It did happen. There are witnesses everywhere. Our son is just the extreme case of what happens when (someone is) just relentless.”
The bullying of Brown allegedly went on for over two years, and escalated the day before his suicide when he was pushed down a flight of stairs and had his book bag kicked open.
The following morning, Brown revealed to his stepfather that he was indeed gay, and although Truong „didn’t condemn,” that didn’t stop the teen from using a 9mm Beretta to end his life later on during the day. He didn’t leave a note.
Truong says to her son’s bullies:
„I hope you’re happy with what you’ve done. I hope you got what you wanted and you’re just real
satisfied with yourself.”
ÎNCĂ se întâmplă aşa ceva, în secolul 21, un puşti de 13 ani să se sinucidă din cauza asta.. Cât de nedrept, cât de frustrant.
ÎNCĂ există astfel de oameni în secolul 21! Şi nu oriunde, în Statele Unite, oameni care-s în stare să te pună la pământ PENTRU CEEA CE EŞTI. Incredibil.
Partea extraordinar de urâtă este că puştiul avea toată viaţa înainte. Şi putea să treacă de liceu, şi să ducă o viaţă măcar normală.
And for any young people who feel confused, alone, and picked on over feelings that they probably don’t even have a full grasp on yet, PLEASE try to keep your head held high and stay brave. We PROMISE you that it’s not an easy journey, but you will get there, and be all the better for it in the long run! You will meet people who will LOVE you and ACCEPT you, just as you are, and you will be MILES beyond all of the people who once made you feel like there was something wrong with you.
Just be patient! It GETS BETTER.