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Old 03-12-2013, 07:22 AM
 
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Twelve-year-old Bailey O'Neil died last week in Philadelphia after being beaten up by 2 classmates in the school yard.

"It was an altercation in the schoolyard where a kid wanted to fight my son, and my son wanted to walk away," Rob O'Neill said. "One boy pushed Bailey into the kid [who wanted to fight him]. That kid then hit him in the face, then he hit his head on the ground. One pushed him into the kid, then the other kid did the rest of the work."

Afterwards, Bailey felt ill and his personality seemed to change. Then he started having seizures; he died in the hospital on March 4th.

The two attackers received two-day school suspensions. The police are investigating.



Bullied Boy Dies: Bailey O'Neill, 12, Dead Weeks After School Bullying - ABC News
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Schoolyard fights are now called "bullying" ?

The article didn't say anything about him being bullied by the other boy.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:26 AM
 
Location: 9851 Meadowglen Lane, Apt 42, Houston Texas
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Why is this Political or Controversial?
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:29 AM
 
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Schoolyard fights are now called "bullying" ?

The article didn't say anything about him being bullied by the other boy.
He didn't want to fight. The two buys attacked him (and ultimately killed him.) How is that NOT bullying?

His parents said he had been the target of bullying.

http://articles.philly.com/2013-03-1...ht-steady-hand
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:33 AM
 
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Schoolyard fights are now called "bullying" ?

The article didn't say anything about him being bullied by the other boy.
Boys are going to fight. I would say it's more of and accident.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:33 AM
 
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two day suspensions? that'll teach 'em a thing or two.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:35 AM
 
Location: 9851 Meadowglen Lane, Apt 42, Houston Texas
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Boys are going to fight. I would say it's more of and accident.
Since his death happened weeks after, how are we even to connect this to the bullying?
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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This is here because some people object to schools interfering in the "natural order of things" where the biggest meanest bullying thugs rule the playground and the hallways.

When I was I high school several decades ago bullying was pretty much ignored by the school authorities. The first time I was hit by a bully I complained to the Vice Principal. He said he could do nothing about it because there were too many places to cover. I told him if that was the way it was I would solve my own problems. The next tome this kid and his friend tried to hit me I broke his knee and several ribs and his buddy wore a jock strap for a couple weeks. When the VP started to yell at me I told him he had said to handle it my way. What I did was my way. BTW - they never bothered me again.

If the school is not willing to keep the bullies from harming the kids, the kids need to take fighting lessons and damage the bullies enough that they dare not continue.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:41 AM
 
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Since his death happened weeks after, how are we even to connect this to the bullying?
I would say there are a lot of facts that we don't know for sure. I think of some of the hits my boys took in hockey, broke bones and dislocations. A 12 year old doesn't hit hard enough to kill someone with their fists.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:43 AM
 
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This is here because some people object to schools interfering in the "natural order of things" where the biggest meanest bullying thugs rule the playground and the hallways.

When I was I high school several decades ago bullying was pretty much ignored by the school authorities. The first time I was hit by a bully I complained to the Vice Principal. He said he could do nothing about it because there were too many places to cover. I told him if that was the way it was I would solve my own problems. The next tome this kid and his friend tried to hit me I broke his knee and several ribs and his buddy wore a jock strap for a couple weeks. When the VP started to yell at me I told him he had said to handle it my way. What I did was my way. BTW - they never bothered me again.

If the school is not willing to keep the bullies from harming the kids, the kids need to take fighting lessons and damage the bullies enough that they dare not continue.
We had a zero tolerance policy for bullying in my kid's elementary school. If there was a report of bullying a parent volunteer would monitor the playground and lunchroom for a week after. If we observed any bullying recess was over and the kids had to go back and sit at their desks so peer pressure helped a lot.
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