San Antonio teen makes artwork to bring attention to David's Law


A San Antonio 17-year-old has used artwork to honor David Molak and the legacy he left behind.

Molak, an Alamo Heights high school student, took his own life in January of 2016. The 16-year-old was harassed and bullied online for months. In June of 2017, 'David's Law' passed, criminalizing cyberbullying.

His story has helped other cyberbullied victims like Xander Mares.

Mares did not personally know Molak but he says he connects with him.

"I know how it feels to get cyberbullied or bullied in general so I wanted to do something that could remember David and people can remember that cyberbullying or bullying in general can affect any kid," said Mares.

He created a tribute to David, a piece of art that depicts a conversation between San Antonio and David Molak in heaven.

"On the back of it, it's like heaven's gates opening to reflect that David went to heaven," said Mares.

The message sent to David is the city's apology for what happened to him.

"It's San Antonio saying, we are sorry for what happened to you. We made a law for you…," said Mares.

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