Skip to comments.Bullied 11-year-old in coma after brutal schoolyard attack
Posted on 02/11/2013 8:21:25 PM PST by chessplayer
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.
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.
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You hardly ever see this happen at homeschools
And schools have absolutely no idea how to deal with bullies.
In that respect, it's kind of like teaching math, English, or history. They don't know how to do those things either.
This was an organic beatdown as opposed to that horrible chemical bubble attack.
Interesting that they didn’t say much about the boy’s attackers.
Bullies and bad academics may have been a problem in the past, but it was LESS of a problem when the spirit of the school brought God into it, and was less indulgent of general misbehavior.
But, really, not so much in my lifetime. The government schools have almost willfully moved away from any techniques that might lead to success. Getting God out of the classroom was their first really big mistake.
I would rather eat beans and rice every day than send my kids to a public school system that teaches the doubt of God, and is full of disrespectful kids and adults, for that matter. What an utter disgrace.
The kid is from Darby, I don’t know which school but I know the town. Could very well have been a racial attack.
Bailey, we (me and mine) will be fervently praying for your complete medical recovery and a subsequent long, full and satisfying life.
And also for your family, that God sends the Holy Ghost to them for peace and hope in the one place where it may be found - in Jesus Christ.
DITTO. 1900 US had about 100 million people, 80 percent were poor (factory laborers or farmer), 20 percent cannot read, only 6 percent grad high school, women and people of color were not equally treated, no gun laws, yet ..... entire number of people murdered in the entire US for that year was only 230. The city of Chicago in 2012 had over 500 murders. I always challenge liberals to figure out what Americans did in 1900 that is different from today to have such a low murder rate.
Hard to stop bullying when kids admire bullies and cheer them on.
What profit is it to gain the whole world, but lose one's soul?
God bless you.
Homeschooling is the best decision we ever made for our children.
To those who are deciding, remember this. Your children will be with you for a long, long time. A little investment up front will provide a lifetime of benefit.
"Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it."
I don't believe it. I think people turned out OK in spite of schooling.
Take at hazard one hundred children of several educated generations and one hundred uneducated children of the people and compare them in anything you please; in strength, in agility, in mind, in the ability to acquire knowledge, even in moralityand in all respects you are startled by the vast superiority on the side of the children of the uneducated.
Leo Tolstoy, "Education and Children" (1862)
It takes missing faith sometimes to teach people how to appreciate it.
Well yes... and so what? It’s not comparing the lot of educated CHILDREN, but children OF THE EDUCATED. Education does not pass to heirs via DNA. Surprised? (And also as long as the education is not MIS-education, their societies will be better and the children WILL benefit from that.)
Schools push this “conflict resolution” nonsense...which equates the bully to the bullied...and the criminal with the victim.
When I was in school, the way you handled bullying was a good swift uppercut to the bully’s lips and jaw....when blood starts oozing out, the bullying stops
Schools are poorly run...and the GOP is also to blame....because instead of firing teachers to cut budgets.....they refuse to fire the administrators who make these crazy stupid school rules. Schools are liberal nutcase because of those running them
Let the parent publish info about the perps. I’m guessing we already know the answer to your question m
Thing is in the old days a picked on scrawny kid might get a lick or two in. Now with growth hormones in milk some 15 year olds have the body of a full grown man. Is closer to a prison beat down.
Ah yeah... sometimes it takes a whack to teach a punk it’s wiser for him to curb his rage rather than keep stoking it.
I don't know anything about that part of Pennsylvania but the absence of information about the attackers, given the methods of the media, makes one suspect that race was a motive.
Well cheese louise, they could still dance around the race issue... unless it’s one of those blatantly black names.
Why aren’t the growth hormones helping the scrawny kid too?
Nonsense. At one time the bad kids were sent to reform schools. They were removed from the general population, a practical solution. Nowadays, the modern day psychologists and sociologists preach inclusion in the belief hanging around good people will make them good. This is not practical. America has lost its way in pragmatism.
That *TOO* but definitely not exclusively. If the same misbehavior today led to reform schools as in yesteryear, half the class would be in reform schools.
A quote from Tolstoy may not be a good example. He was strongly influenced by the guy who more than any other of his time screwed around with how children are viewed.
“Rousseaus critique of modern civilization and his belief in the inherent
goodness of untutored nature left a deep imprint on Tolstoys art and
thought. His celebration of the noble savage in his fiction, from The
Cossacks (1863) to Hadji-Murat (1904), as well as much of his later
assault against the injustices of the state, the institution of serfdom, the
Russian Orthodox Church, modern medicine, education, marriage, and
sexual mores all derive, in part, from Rousseaus intellectual influence.”
wait - I thought the schools believed in “equal outcomes” now...right?
So line those little bastards up and let’s have at ‘em.
Rice and beans
Seems to me putting a kid in a coma is a line crossed that was never done. I don’t know.
In “The Bells of St. Mary’s”, indicative of the times, the principal, horrified by the bullying, determined to stop it, listened to the advice of the man on the premises (without letting him know). she knew she needed insight into boys’ subculture.
She learned the art of boxing’ clandestinely taught it to the bullied (fatherless) child and secretively cheered him on in his next fight.
End of problem.
Getting kids to box was a fairly common approach back then. In many cases afterwards, they would actually become friends.
Not holding parents responsible for this kind of violence is a big part of the problem. A form of dereliction perhaps by design to further break down the role of the family.
I’m still waiting for a public comment by the male individual that spawned Adam Lanza — a.k.a. “his father”.
y high schoolers would come into the classroom pushing each other. It startled me but they were used to it. They seemed huge and powerful.
I said, “hey don’t you guys have some kind of boxig program where you can do that on your own time, away from us civilized people?”
“Oh, but, M. Crabtree”, in their best Eddie Haskell, “boxing is considered brutal and violent”.
I told this to a colleague later on. She, the Classics teacher, said, “well, do they know you’re Irish?”.
Hmm. That was a new one.
I brought the flyers on the wrestling program and treated them like gentlemen. by the end of the year they were opening doors, jumping up to retrieve fallen erasers, cleaning the board and sometimes even arriving in dark sunglasses acting like secret service. this mixed in with their usual animalistic disruptive nasty behavior they fight hard to eradicate.
Tehy’re hard-wired to please and to figure out how to get ahead AND how to please girls.
Liberals and the DEA don’t figure out that people do not fundamentally change.
Demographics (see tagline) and the same Hippie Commies who dropped acid and dodged the draft are now Federal judges, Cabinet members, ACLU attorneys or CEOs.
Public schools have become evil arms of the evil state that is the faux paux federal govmt.
Foamy The Squirrel talks about bullies.
Foamy The Squirrel on bullies and teachers.
Warning: bad language!
The bullies are just following Darwinism as taught in schools, survival of the fittest, you know, the liberal’s and socialists like Hitler believe only the strongest shall survive, the weak, the meek, and those with birth defects deserve to die! This is not sarcasm, the elites truly believe this, God help us all!
Bailey is my cousins grandson.
Yes, it was 2 black kids.
Makes me wonder, this happened just after Jaime Fox happily said, “he gets to kill white people.”
From what I’ve read others leaving the movie theatre are saying and feeling the same way.
I don’t see how the conclusion can be avoided.
Do you believe any differently? It’s true, you know.
My son was getting picked on (verbally) by a kid in school. He told us, we discreetly told the teacher. She kept an eye out and the next time the bully said something to my son she called him on it. She brought the parents in for a meeting. The dad told her “Hey - I'm at work - my wife takes care of that stuff.”
The teacher replied “No - you're the father - act like one. And if you don't want to meet - your son is kicked out of school”. (A public school teacher!!) The kid and my son since became friends.
My daughter had another way of handling the class bully in 6th grade. Stabbed him in the arm with a pencil - even drew blood. He went screaming like a girl to the nurse's office with a pencil sticking out of his arm.
Thank goodness my daughter received a light reprimand from the Principal. The mom of the boy understood all too well. The boy is now home-schooled and doing VERY well with both his grades and his behavior.
My son was attacked by five Mexican students in the bathroom (he was born in Colombia and they always ridiculed his accent).
Guess what? He managed to fight off two when the teacher came in and suspended all of them, including my son. When I asked why, I was told he shouldn’t have fought back.
I changed school the next year.
Great stories, and good news on the outcomes. Thanks for sharing.
>> The teacher replied “No - you’re the father - act like one.”
Of course lots of these kids don’t have a father. Or it is a step-dad and somehow neither one views them as the “real” father.
Our local schools have done a good job on keeping down the bullying I think. The thing I worry about now that my kids are in High School is the booze and drugs. They are VERY clean and good kids - and so far they know the booze and drugs are bad. But I still worry about them - at least the youngest two.
Although the youngest one just told me her “life quote” that she made up for some project she was working on. It is “No one became great by doing easy things.” Pretty good for a 15 year old! (I couldn’t find it on the interwebs so maybe she DID come up with it on her own!)
My 7-year-old son is taking Tae Kwon Do. He broke his first board two weeks ago. I took a picture of the event and sent it to his teacher so that she could then show all of his classmates. Message delivered.
I began in martial arts when I was in school in the 70s and it was a Good Thing. And it’s still a Good Thing.
Definitely things to be concerned about especially when driving might be a component.
Sounds like you have good kids and hopefully nothing too serious to worry about.
No, the meek shall inherit the earth, you, not so much!