Friday, March 25, 2011

Texas: Asher Brown's Bullycide

Comments: No, Asher Brown wasn't bullied because he was gay - He was bullied because his school didn't care to help him. There is no way to say this lightly, so I'll just say it. Asher's bullycide was because of the negligence of his school and they are liars when they say they didn't know about the abuse and bullying he was going through.

...The day before Asher killed himself was particularly bad.

“We did not see bruises on him the day before he died, but his behavior was out of the ordinary in that he did not join us in the family room as he would usually do,” David said. “Instead he chose to read quietly and keep to himself.”

But David said that Asher told him he had a terrible day without going into detail.

According to Asher’s classmates and their parents, bullies tripped him and he fell down a flight of stairs. When he got up and had barely regained his balance, they tripped him again and he fell down a second flight.

None of the assailants were charged with assault or disciplined by the school.

More comments: This school has a clear history of negligence. Further down in this article it says...

...And this isn’t the first time Cy-Fair has been in the news for bullying.

In October 2009, Jayron Martin, 16, was chased and attacked by a group of classmates who wanted to “beat the gay out” of him.

A group of eight boys surrounded him while a ninth attacked him with a metal pipe and beat him with his fists. Jayron was left with a concussion and numerous cuts.

A neighbor with a shotgun scared the boys away. Had he not intervened, Jayron may have been killed.

Even more comments: How can Texas justify not having an anti bullying law that would protect ALL students from this type of abuse? There doesn't need to be inclusive language in the law to define victims, just a law to stop bullies from bullying. Texas has a C- law right now. I'm appalled that a great state like Texas hasn't taken the lead in promoting civil behavior in their schools. RIP Asher and God Bless your parents who continue to be harassed for speaking out.


glad said...

Some people think that bullying is normal in their age but it isn’t. It is a sign on how violent your teens can become once they grow older. Parents and institutions should work side by side to prevent further situation of bullying as this could cause major problems. They should also make or conduct appropriate punishment for those bullies so that will stop doing it.

Unknown said...

Please do a fellow human a favor? please tweet or facebook sully sullenberger and ask him to make the pilot at SNA to stop bullying and stalking me to death. 7th year and please I want to die. Please save me. Please do something good today and help save my life. 61 yrs old, never been in any trouble. Own a home and business in this county. I called our local airport back in 2009 to ask if the student pilots could stop doing stall maneuvers over our home. Within an hour, I was being bombarded by everything they could get in the air. Now in the 7th year, we are stalked every single place we go and dive bombed with military jets and helicopters, commercial jets and helicopters and every private pilot he can get to bully me for him. It's unbelievable, but you have no idea how many pilots are willing to bully someone to death. PLEASE HELP ME BEFORE ITS TOO LATE. I have tumors from this and want to die every single day. Our airport closes at 10pm, but he sends jets over our home all night anyway. Please write Sully Sullenberger, tweet him, contact anyone you can and beg for this to stop please. HELP SAVE MY LIFE IF YOU WOULD BE SO KIND. THANK YOU SO BIG.