Bullying at school is a serious problem that should not be taken lightly. Most often we hear about cases in high schools, but this kind of harassment can also take place later when young people are in college.
This is what happened to Adrien Gorget. His family contacted us so we can honor his memory.
Adrien was a curious kid, a studious teenager and a bright and sporty young man. It looked like there was nothing that could stop him from succeeding in life.
After graduating from high school with honors, his dream came true: he was accepted into a top engineering college. He had always been fascinated by aeronautics and wanted to turn his passion into his job by becoming an aerospace engineer.
In 2013, he began studying at the prestigious college and looked forward to a bright future.
But Adrien soon became the target of aggressive bullying, and it wasn’t just the playful hazing that takes place on most college campuses. He was being horribly victimized and when his car was vandlized, he broke the “code of silence” and reported it to the police.
From that point on Adrien became very isolated. The reprisals for his reporting of the crime were terrible. To escape all of this, Adrien would often go for long bike rides and in just five months he cycled over 2,700 miles.