The story of Dylan's trial was recounted by his father, Alan.
Theno said the bullying of his son started in February 2000 when a boy in his son’s seventh-grade class announced loudly in the school cafeteria that he had seen Dylan Theno masturbating in a boy’s restroom.
“It wasn’t true, but he said it and it was heard by a large group of boys,” Theno said. “My son’s name went from Dylan to ‘jerkoff,’ ‘jack-off boy,’ ‘masturbator,’ ‘fag,’ ‘queer,’ ‘flamer’ and many other filthy names. My son complained about it to the principal, but the principal forgot about it.”
Dylan Theno is not a homosexual.
The names became worse as the boys found they wouldn’t be punished, Alan Theno said. He said he and his wife went to the school 40 times to complain.