Facebook Group helps to support young boy with autism who is bullied at school

image taken from Hearts for Christopher Miller Facebook page

image taken from Hearts for Christopher Miller Facebook page

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Christopher Miller is an autistic 12-year-old boy who was admitted to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital after being bullied at school. This was the second occurrence over the past half year. He was admitted for attempts of suicide.

Crystal Miller, Christopher’s mother told WKRN Nashville:

“The children are saying Chris is picked on in the cafeteria. Kids spit on his food. They spit on him, throw food on him in the cafeteria. I think it is one or two individuals but others laugh when they do it,”

Crystal further adds that she unaware of the bullying at school until Christopher began to take his anger out on himself.

She also feels that the school could have done more to protect him at school.

“It upsets me. It upsets me a lot. What if it was their child?”

On Friday over 19,000 people were asked to join the Facebook group called Hearts for Christopher Miller.

The group is asking people to put a heart on their wrist or to post a picture of a heart to show that they are against bullying.

‘Chris was admitted to Vanderbilt Childrens for attempts of suicide because of bullying for the second time in less than six months.  Take this challenge, Lets show Chris and others who are bullied that we care; show them that they are not alone.’>

Debbie Posey wrote on the group page:

“I was bullied in high school over 30 years ago. Just made me a stronger person. You can do this! Prayers for you!”

WKRN News 2

The original article by Najahe Sherman on the WKRN Nashville News website here