It’s never easy being a teenager in high school. Aside from peer pressure, there’s the obvious task of graduating with your diploma and making your family proud. One thing that has been plaguing school across the country is bullying, and one student’s constant brush with it led to heartbreak for his mother.
10. A Heart Of Gold
At the age of 16, Daniel Briggs, who attended Thousand Islands Central School in Clayton, New York, was one of the most helpful people in his neighborhood. When his next door neighbor was diagnosed with cancer, the boy made it his duty to have bedside chats with him until his death.
9. I’m Not Like Everybody Else
While Daniel was in high school, he had different aspirations and hobbies than his classmates. Instead of playing basketball or football, he was more into hunting and trapping, which is something most kids his age aren’t familiar with.
Because of these differences, Daniel was forced to go through some tough time in school.
8. High School Blues
Daniel was picked on by various classmates in numerous ways, including having trash thrown at him, being forced to lick a bus window, and physical abuse. When Daniel texted one of the abusers to ask why they keep harassing him, he got a text that read, “‘Cause you’re a p**sy, and you need to get your a** kicked.”
7. War Of Words
During a very heated back and forth text conversation with Daniel, the abuser showed no sympathy whatsoever when he said, “Why don’t you take one of your precious guns and do the world a favor and go kill yourself?”
What Daniel said to his wrongdoer next was absolutely unexpected.
6. Unintended Consequences
With so much sadness inside of him, Daniel texted, “You won’t have to worry about me anymore, I’m going to go home and kill myself.” The abuser replied with, “Put up or shut up.” He didn’t keep this a secret, either. The following day at school, he told all of his classmates that he was going to kill himself, and none of them did anything to stop him.