Gay students recount their torment - Second of two parts
By Phillip Zonkel, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/26/2012 06:39:34 PM PDT
Updated: 08/27/2012 08:26:22 AM PDT
Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part series examining the bullying of gay students in area schools and how school districts address the issue. | Read the first of two partsAnthony Escobar says he's been bullied for three years at La Mirada High School.
The 17-year-old senior has been shoved in the hallway, called anti-gay slurs and told he's "going to hell" for being gay and wearing makeup.
"School is a nightmare," Escobar said. "I have to keep my guard up."
Escobar's bullying is not an isolated incident, students say.
Gay, lesbian and bisexual students interviewed by the Press-Telegram at nine