Tyler Long was diagnosed with aspergers syndrome in his sixth grade year... People would bully him for it because he was different, or a target to them. They would spit in his food, call him "gay", and take his things from him. He had gone from a fun and loving child to just a shell of what he once was. He was very rule oriented and his classmates didn't seem to like that about him because he would tell them the rules they were disobeying. His parents complained to the school about the constant bullying, but instead of take action, the school did nothing. After the bullying continued, Tyler got sick of it. He hung himself in his closet on October 17, 2009. His parents filed a lawsuit against the school for not doing anything for Tyler. The school refused to even have a day in Tyler's honor. Even more surprising was the fact that students, including some of the bullies, wore nooses around their necks to school and got away with it.