Posted on December 9, 2013

Community Rallies Behind Knockout Game Victim

Laura Roberts, ABC 7 (Fort Myers), December 7, 2013

Last week he was the victim of a brutal attack. This week he’s been overwhelmed by the community’s kindness.

Last Monday, a group of Cypress Lake High School students attacked Bob Lerberg while he was working in his garden. Since then several people have reached out to him offering their support and asking how they can help him out–including a man who finished landscaping Lerberg’s garden and another man who organized a support rally for Lerberg on Facebook.

“This has been a hard time for me. It’s good to know that there are people who care,” Lerberg said.

The rally is at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, starting at Cypress Lake High School. People will march from the school to Lerberg’s home, in an effort to show that they support him and won’t accept this kind of violence in their community.