A San Antonio man hopes his 16-year-old brother’s death by suicide will open people’s eyes to a new age of bullying young kids are facing.
In an emotional post, Cliff Molak described the “tangible pain” his younger brother, David, went through before his untimely death.
“In today’s age, bullies don’t push you into lockers, they don’t tell their victims to meet them behind the school’s dumpster after class, they cower behind user names and fake profiles from miles away constantly berating and abusing good, innocent people,” wrote Molak in a Jan. 6 Facebook post that has been shared nearly 14,000 times.
Molak explained how the tragedy was “set into motion” by a boy and a group of fellow students.
“Things got so bad, people were starting to say, ‘We’re going to put him six feet under. You’re going to put him in a body bag,’” Molak told San Antonio affiliate KENS.
In one incident, a group of eight students apparently added David to a group text to make fun of him, kicking him out two minutes later, Molak described on Facebook.