Asher Brown as a 13-year-old eighth grader at Hamilton Middle School just outside of Houston, Texas. Asher was bullied at his school beyond his ability to cope and he took his own life once he hit the breaking point by shooting himself. He was bullied for being small in stature, for being a Buddhist, for not wearing “designer clothes”, and for appearing gay.
The parents say they complained to the school, but the school says that no such complaints were made. CNN’s Anderson Cooper did a piece on Asher and interviewed his parents just days after his suicide. The piece is titled: “Bullied to Death.”