A year-and-a-half after bullies drove gay 13-year-old Asher Brown to commit suicide, KRIV 26 in Houston reports, his parents, Amy and David Troug, are being bullied by members of their Cypress, TX, community for trying to push for laws to help kids like Asher.
Amy and David Troung tell reporters that they’ve been subject to numerous instances of harassment, intimidation and vandalism since suing Cypress Fairbanks School District and lobbying for new anti-bulling measures.
“People just driving by slowly and parking and staring at us. When they do speak to us they scream, ‘Bully, bully, bully!’ Kids would start chanting that. Adults would just give us dirty glares. They scream by screaming, ‘Yee ha’!” said David who has reported the incidents to Harris County Precinct 4 Constables.
Most recently, a hefty bag of bottles was smashed at high speed against the Troung’s, splattering glass throughout the yard.
“Broken glass was everywhere on our lawn, almost to our neighbor’s lawn. We had to spend an hour picking through it by hand,” said David.
Since their son’s death, the Troungs have endured more than a dozen separate incidents of vandalism and hateful harassment.
“It’s not a coincidence,” said Amy Troung.
Of course it’s not. How do you think Asher’s classmates learned how to be bullies?