Lili Devaney said her 14-year-old son Dustin was bullied by a classmate last year.
"He started calling my son a f****t no one wants you around," Devaney recalled. "And then the straw that broke the camels back was him telling my son to go kill himself." As the bullying continued, Devaney said she noticed her son's mood changing. "He was depressed...very withdrawn," she said. "His grades went down significantly...he came home crying."
Eventually, Devaney decided to transfer Dustin to a different middle school.
Now, a year later, he is happy and enjoying life on the school's basketball team. But Devaney said she can't forget what happened. "I think people don't understand is that when you're child is bullied it doesn't just affect the child, or the parents, it affects the entire family," Devaney said.
She decided to write the open letter --which she posted on Facebook -- as a way to bring awareness to bullying....
Source: ABC 10