Asher Brown Commits Suicide

By Madhusmita, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

TEXAS ( Asher Brown, a 13 year old Hamilton Middle School’s student committed suicide as he could not take the “relentless” taunts and bullies by her fellow classmates after he revealed that he was a gay. A reputed media source reported that Asher Brown was harassed at schools because of his religion and his dresses. Asher Brown’s parents complained that their son was “bullied” to death by his schoolmates.

Asher Brown’s parents also said that they notified the school authorities about these repeated taunts and harassments which shattered their child from with in. The school authority said that the parents never informed about this incident to them. However, Asher Brown’s parents did not expect in their wildest dreams that their son would shoot himself to death. A reputed media source reported that Asher Brown was found dead at the family’s home in the 11700 block of Cypresswood about 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The 13 year old boy used his stepfather David Truong’s 9 mm Beretta to shoot himself.

Asher Brown did not leave any note citing the reason for his death but his parents are obvious that the reason is “bullicide”. His parents found his dead body after they arrived home from their work. Asher Brown’s mother Amy Troung said that she saw “yellow tape and police cars” in-front of her house. She said that her son put the gun on his head because he could not the “constant teasing” by his fellow mates. Amy Troung said that she made numerous calls to the school and complained about the bullying. However, the school authorities never returned any calls. Asher Brown’s parents said that they want justice for their child.

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