Bullied 11-year-old in coma update: A Pennsylvania boy, who was involved in a schoolyard fight with bullies at his school weeks ago is still in a medically-induced coma after his condition took a turn for the worse. Parents of the boy are working with police and school officials to learn why the alleged attackers got off easy and one boy is fighting for his life.
In an ABC Action News report on Feb. 6, details emerged about the condition of a student involved in a fight with bullies at Darby Township School.
Bailey O'Neil, a 6th grader was allegedly beaten up by several students and was left with a broken nose and concussion.
Along with the fact that a bullied 11-year-old boy is in a coma; one of his attackers reportedly only received a two-day suspension.
Bailey's parents took him to a local Children's Hospital. There, he began to show signs that something was wrong after several days. In the beginning, his mood was low, he was angry and wasn't sleeping.
But then things took a bad turn; the bullied kid began having violent seizures. As a result, doctors were forced to sedate him for medical reasons.
"Every day I'm trying to stay strong for him, but when you get into that hospital room and you're looking at him, I would trade places in a heartbeat. It's my buddy, you know," Bailey's father, Randy O'Neill said.
"I want to hear his voice, his mother wants to hear his voice," he added.
Media sources reached out to school officials who could comment on the incident regarding the bullied 11-year old boy after he was placed in a coma.
A statement was released from Southeast Delco School District Superintendent Stephen Butz, which read:
"We have requested that the local police assist us in the investigation of this incident and are fully cooperating with their investigation of this incident. We are very concerned about the medical condition of this student. And our thoughts and prayers are with him. Due to the age of the students involved and the ongoing police investigation, I am unable to make any additional comments."
Police are investigating and working with school officials to determine if bullying is a problem at the school. However, at this time, there has been nothing criminal found.
Hopefully, the bullied 11-year-old in the coma recovers and gets the support he needs to cope with the violent episode.
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