Trolls are posing as a gay teen who took his own life and sending horrific messages to the boy’s family.
Earlier this month, 13-year-old Tyrone Unsworth committed suicide after being the target of relentless homophobic bullying at his school in Brisbane, Australia.
‘He was a really feminine male, he loved fashion, he loved make-up and the boys always picked on him, calling him gay-boy, faggot, fairy; it was a constant thing from Year 5,’ mom Amanda Unsworth told News Corp.
He wanted to become a vet or designer when he was older and his favorite saying was ‘sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me’.
“Obviously they ended up getting him,’ Unsworth said.
Fake Facebook profiles have been set up online pretending to be Tyrone and taunting mother Amanda.
‘Tyrone is dead. What’s your issue?’ Unsworth messaged. ‘I am,’ the troll posing as Tyrone wrote.
‘Nah you’re not. You’re a kid doing dumb,’ she said.
‘My issue is he is a fag,’ the troll said.
It hasn’t stopped other trolls, with differing spellings of Tyrone’s name, also keep cropping up.
Even when Unsworth said she has reported the IP address to the Australian police, they keep coming.
‘You have no bloody right doing this,’ his mother said.
‘Our son is dead and you still want to bully him grow up you pathetic little bastards’.
While the identity of the trolls is unknown, it is thought to be kids from same place he was bullied – Aspley State High School.
Aspley State High School principal Jacquinta Miller says the school was unaware of any bullying against the student, despite the fact she was aware of Tyrone being attacked by a fence paling less than a month ago by a fellow student. It was so violent Tyrone needed surgery and was too afraid to return to the school.
Miller said: ‘The safety and wellbeing of everyone in our school is our highest priority and we do not tolerate bullying in any way, shape or form.’
If you’re feeling depressed, low or even suicidal, please call one of these numbers or look up the number to call in the country you live in.
For US, The Trevor Project is on 1-866-488-7386, Trans Lifeline is (877) 565-8860 and National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In the UK, Samaritans is 116 123, Childline is 0800 111, and LGBT Switchboard is 0800 330 0630. And in Australia, Kids Helpline is 1800 55 1800 and Lifeline is on 13 11 14.
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