Funeral service held for teen, police investigate cyberbullying claims

A police report details the alleged cyberbullying, which occurred on Instagram

SAN ANTONIO – Funeral services were held Friday for David Molak, 16.

He was found dead in his backyard Monday. His family says he killed himself after being bullied online.  

“It's just devastation. It's just such a tragedy. Just the loss of life for no reason,” said Troy Jessee, a family friend.

The San Antonio Police Department said Friday that it is looking into whether any criminal violations occurred leading up to the teen’s suicide.

The Police Department said that it is working with the Bexar County District Attorney's Office in the investigation.

District Attorney Nico LaHood said under the Texas penal code, a case like this falls under harassment, a Class B misdemeanor.

Friends said social media has made it easier for cyberbullying to occur.

“Sad nowadays that people bully each other over social media," said Bailey Ulbrich.

A police report details the alleged cyberbullying, which occurred on Instagram.

At Friday’s service, a Facebook post written by David’s brother, Cliff, was handed out. In it he said what a bully is, isn’t what we think. “In today’s age, bullies don’t push you into lockers, they don’t tell their victims to meet them behind the school’s dumpster after class, they cower behind user names and fake profiles from miles away constantly berating and abusing good, innocent people,” he wrote.

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Posted by Cliff Molak on Wednesday, January 6, 2016