Such a powerful interview. All the more reason that this kind of behavior needs to be STOPPED.
Casey Heynes, the 15 year old boy who became the underdog's hero overnight after a video of him defending himself against a relentless bully went viral, sat down for an exclusive interview on A Current Affair tonight, and revealed, among other things, that he has been so tormented by his peers his entire that last year, he even considered killing himself.
Unbelievable. It's so frightening to think how commonplace this kind of behavior has become.
Please watch the full interview (above).
Casey is such a well-spoken, thoughtful young man, and we're so proud of him for making the right choice and standing up for himself. Hopefully, his story will serve as a wake-up call to adults, teachers, and peers and remind us all that it's our job to prevent this kind of behavior before it escalates into violence.
Casey didn't lose his life, but there are many other kids out there, alone, tormented, and confused who need the support that he is now getting.