DA to investigate suicide of bullied Texas teen

By: AP
By: AP

HOUSTON -- Prosecutors in Texas will be looking into what led to the suicide of a 13-year-old Houston area boy whose parents say he was relentlessly bullied at school.

Asher Brown's parents said Friday they hope justice will be served by the investigation by the Harris County District Attorney's Office.

They claim school officials ignored their pleas for help. The Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District says no one reported the eighth-grader was being bullied.

Brown fatally shot himself on Sept. 23 at his family's home. His stepfather, David Truong, said Brown was ridiculed by students because he was small, a Buddhist and didn't wear designer clothes. Truong also said he and Brown's mother suspected their son was gay, but the teen didn't confirm this to him until the day he died.

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