Bullied boy dies is topping U.S. headlines this morning, as the CS Monitor reported this Monday, March 4, the tragic news that a 12-year-old boy, Bailey O’Neill, died on Sunday morning after sustaining severe injuries from a fight that may have resulted from bullying back in Jan.
Under the headline, “Bullied boy dies a day after turning 12,” sources report today that a Philadelphia school district has made additional counselors available to students after a sixth-grade student was taken off of life support this weekend following severe injuries from a fight at school.
The family of Bailey O’Neill has confirmed that the newly turned 12-year-old tragically died on Sunday, suffering a broken nose, a concussion, and other severe injuries from a Jan. fight at Darby Township Middle School. He was put into a medically induced coma some time afterwards after experiencing seizures. The school district has sent its condolences to the family and friends of the student. Officials are looking into what happened to Bailey O’Neill and the fight that ultimately led to him being taken off of life support.
Hopefully this story will once again bring to light the consequences of bullying and spur public talk in finding new ways of stopping bullying in school and beyond.