ABCNews.com has reported that Bailey O'Neil, an honor student and athelete at Darby Township School in Delaware County, Pa has been placed in a medical induced coma.
In January, Bailey came home with a broken nose and a concussion after a school yard fight. Apparently, he was hit in the face a few times and fell to the ground. The other student was suspended for two days. However, Bailey's grandma says two students bullied her grandson.
Bailey began having seizures and his parents took him to the hospital. The doctors put him into a coma as an effort to keep him safe because the seizures were violent. Meanwhile, they are running test to discover the cause of the seizures.
School bullying has become a serious issue in the past few years. Schools everywhere have signs up that help students with bullying. Many blame bullying as the cause of recent school shootings.
The government has departments in every state to track violations and ensure that citizens are free of discrimination in public places such as schools. Because public places receive government funds, they must adhere strictly to these policies.
If a child is bullied and discrimination of sex, race, religion or disabilities are involved; parents can report the incident(s) to their states Department of Human Rights. They will investigate and the family will be awarded monetary damages if claims are substantiated.
Stephen Butz, superintendent of Southeast Delco School District says, "We take bullying seriously. We are very concerned about the medical condition of the student and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and students."