It seems like we hear about bullying and cyberbullying in schools a lot more these days, but one case is hitting close to home because it ended with the death of a 13-year-old boy.
The 13-year-old's parents claim that the bullying went on for two years, ever since he got to the middle school. They claim that during that time, they had gone to complain to coaches, an assistant principal and anyone who would listen. They say nothing was ever done.
Now some other parents have come forward, seemingly supporting that claim.
"I told him I loved him and I hoped he had a good day," said Amy Truong, parent of Asher Brown. "He said, 'I love you too.' He seemed fine."
Just a few short painful days after their son, Asher Brown, took his own life, there are questions whether people at his school did enough to protect him.
"We never had any indication that those children were disciplined at all," said Amy.
She and her husband David Truong claim Asher was bullied to death, taunted by other students at Hamilton Junior High School. They say he was ridiculed over his appearance, his religion and his sexual orientation.
This is an important human rights issue. This Child was bullied because he was buddhist and gay.
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