Guy's Post About Brother's Suicide Sends Powerful Message About Bullying
David Molak's parents couldn't find their 16-year-old and reported him missing.
To locate him, a San Antonio Police Department helicopter used David's cell phone and tracked the signal to the family's backyard.
He was discovered hanging in his family's backyard Monday, KSAT 12 reports.
The high school student committed suicide after allegedly being cyberbullied.
Older brother Cliff Molak told KSAT 12,
Though the victim previously attempted suicide by taking an overdose of over-the-counter medication and, again, by steering his car into a pole, he was undergoing counseling and therapy.
The San Antonio teen was also a founding member of a local gym where he was just chosen as Athlete of the Month.
A fellow athlete told KSAT 12,
Sadly, the boy's spirits were not lifted enough to prevent him from taking his own life. Cliff referred to David's suicide as the “ultimate display” for his bullies.
On Wednesday, Cliff posted a family photo on Facebook, along with a status thanking friends and supporters of the Molak family and reminding readers of the dangerous effects words have on victims like David.
David's case, according to District Attorney Nico LaHood, is considered harassment, a Class B misdemeanor under the Texas penal code.