Karen Ocamb

12 Year Old Bullying Victim Dies in Delaware

Filed By Karen Ocamb | March 04, 2013 11:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: Bailey O'Neill, bullying victim, Philadelphia

CNN and Anderson Cooper have made bullying a special issue, encouraging kids to stop bullying by speaking up about it. But as this local NBC affiliate reports, bullying goes on and on and on:

A young boy who was the victim of bullying has died, according to his family. Bailey O'Neill, who turned 12 on Saturday, was in a coma after suffering several seizures. His family told NBC10?s Katy Zachry that he died at the hospital on Sunday.

Bailey's family says he was jumped by two classmates during recess at Darby Township School last January and suffered a concussion as well as a broken nose as a result. He then began to suffer seizures the next day, forcing doctors to put him into a medically induced coma. Joy Fecanin, the boy's grandmother, told NBC10?s Katy Zachry that he had to have a blood transfusion after getting pneumonia.....

While the students who jumped Bailey were suspended for two days, police have not yet revealed whether they will be criminally charged.

"I would like to see these kids punished," said Fecanin when she spoke to Zachry last month. "Something has to be done. I don't know what's taking them so long."

Video after the break.


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