Perkins couple's fight to end bullying makes progress after son's suicide

Laura and Kirk Smalley's 11-year-old son, Ty Field, committed suicide on May 13. Since Ty's death, the Smalleys have vowed to try to prevent bullying in schools and appear to be making progress.

BY MICHAEL BAKER Published: July 4, 2010
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PERKINS — People have come with heart-wrenching stories; they've come offering support and a shoulder; and they've come offering solutions.

Laura and Kirk Smalley's 11-year-old son, Ty Field, committed suicide on May 13. The parents think he made his tragic decision because he was being bullied at school.

Since Ty's death,...

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