Back in 1980, in Houston, Texas, I was bullied in high school. I tried to ignore the gang but the bullying just grew worse. The first major attack was at a bonfire party and about 30 teens attacked me in my car. A number of them then showed up later that night at my home and attacked my family in our own front yard.My family was terrorized for months including horrible death threats of our bodies being found in a bag in bloody pieces. I was attacked with bats, chains and tire irons on multiple occasions. My friends were also attacked with bricks and were constantly threatened to stay away from me. I was completely ostracized, with the exception of one amazing friend, Jim, who stuck by me.I nearly failed every class that semester and I had been a consistent straight-A honor student. It got so bad my family had to hire private security and we armed ourselves. Our life had become a gut-wrenching nightmare. Even after several nervous breakdowns, I refused to back down and we beat the bullies in a court of law. I became the first person in the country to hold parents legally responsible for the actions of their kids.I am Mark Simon and this is my story.