A Smiling Boy with a Shattered Spirit: An Open Letter to the Family and Friends of David Molak
David Molak was a boy who kept to himself. He didn’t cause trouble or find ways to stir up unnecessary attention, but for some reason David found himself as the victim of a severe case of cyber bullying.
Unfortunately, David went to a school that was known for having bully problems. This is thought to be caused by the clicks that form at Alamo Heights that are centered around the social status of the students. Although, David’s older brother Cliff said that his attackers seemed to come after him for no apparent reason. The only thing he could think of that would have made him a target was the fact that he had an attractive girlfriend. Sadly, this was enough for the bullies to begin doing damage, and they tormented David until who was no longer happy.
According to Cliff, the bullies shattered David’s spirit and, “took away his motivation to do anything.” Because of this, David eventually hung himself in the backyard of his home.
To David’s Family: I am so sorry for the loss of your son and brother. He seemed like a very sweet individual who unfortunately fell prey to the horrible actions of some of his peers. To David’s brother Cliff: I am so happy that you have been able to raise awareness of cyberbullying with your brother’s story and I pray that justice will be brought to the students who caused David so much pain. I understand that justice will not bring David back, but hopefully it will bring your family some peace and be a lesson to people everywhere that bullying leads to consequences.
To David’s Friends: My deepest sympathy in regards to the loss of your friend. Having people taken away from you is never easy. I hope that all of you will stand together and aim to keep an incident like this one from never happening again. If there truly is a click system based on social class at Alamo Heights, why not work together to destroy it? Social class should not determine how you treat another human being. Everyone deserves love and respect, and people who currently find themselves in high standing could very easily lose it. So, love all. Respect all. Aid all.