A young boy who had just turned 12 on Saturday was taken off life support Sunday and his family, friends and community mourn the tragic incident. The bullied boy dies after being punched in his schoolyard, which apparently caused him to start having seizures. Philly.com reports the details of Bailey O'Neill's tragic death on March 4.
Bailey O'Neill was a sixth-grader who was allegedly hit by a classmate at the school on Jan. 10. He apparently was being bullied by two students and one of them punched him in the face, causing a concussion and breaking his nose. A few days later, he began having violent seizures, and doctors put him into a medically induced coma. Sunday he passed away after being removed from life support.
No charges have been filed in the assault, and investigators have been reviewing a video of the incident. A third boy who was visible seemingly did not take part in the assault. The school district is said to be cooperating with the Darby Township police, though few details had been released about the investigation until now.
Several thousand people have been involved in the Prayers for Bailey O'Neill Facebook page, which is not run by the family. The family is, of course, devastated by Bailey O'Neill's death, and the community and those following the case mourn the tragedy now that news broke that the bullied boy died.