A bullied boy dies and his family is seeking justice for the death of their son, Bailey O'Neill. Bailey’s younger brother has also been taken out of school because Bailey’s parents are worried that their other son would also become the victim of bullying according to a NBC’s March 3, 2013, report.
According to Bailey’s family, Bailey was jumped by two other classmates in January during recess at Darby Township School which is about six miles southwest of Philadelphia. As a result of the bullying attack, Bailey suffered a concussion and a broken nose and when he began to have severe seizures the next day, doctors had to put Bailey into a medically induced coma.
Bailey O’Neill died at the hospital on Sunday, just one day after he had turned 12.
The two students who jumped Bailey were suspended for two days and while the police have not yet announced whether the two boys are facing any criminal charges, the family is seeking justice.
Joy Fecanin, Bailey O’Neill’s grandmother, said that,
“I would like to see these kids punished. Something has to be done. I don’t know what’s taking them so long.”
According to Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan, what is taking so long is that investigators are trying to determine if Bailey O’Neill’s seizures were caused by the injuries sustained in the fight.
While the wheel of justice seems to be turning slow, the family has taken Bailey’s younger brother out of the school “because his parents were worried that he'd also be the victim of bullying.”
Is Bailey's grandmother right? Bailey's seizures began the day after the bullying attack, should it really take that long for the justice system to act?