A 12-year-old boy with autism who has faced relentless bullying inspired a national campaign of support after videos of his beatings went viral.
The brutal videos out of Yukon, Oklahoma, were circulated on social media where most are reacting with outrage, and support for Rayden Overbay, the victim.
The parents of Rayden say he has faced bullying because of his special needs. They say he deals with ADHD, ODD, ADD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
“It’s gotta stop, no matter what. Whether it’s my son somebody else’s son or daughter, it’s gotta stop,” said Danny Overbay.
He broke down in tears as he related that some of the bullies had pretended to be his son’s friends.
Scotlyn Overbay, Rayden’s mother, says that she has personally witnessed the bullying from other kids.
“As you saw in the video, he’s always been bigger than everybody. I would witness kids when he was like 8 or 9 just walk up and punch him square in the stomach,” she said.
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