The Reason A Little Boy Jumped Out Of A Moving School Bus Will Make You….
When we send our kids off to school we picture them happily talking, hanging out, and playing with their friends. What we don’t picture? Is them, being emotionally and physically harassed and BULLIED BY THEIR FELLOW CLASSMATES.
A breaking story surfaced about an 11-year-old boy who jumped out of the school bus window in a desperate attempt to escape his tormentors.
The middle schooler from Youth Middle School in Walton County, Georgia went so far as to jump out of the school bus while it was moving on May 5 to get away from the other students, which left him with both a concussion and a broken elbow.
“I believe he was trying to escape the situation,” his father, Dion Murphy told Fox 5. “At this moment he felt [his] back was up against the wall.”
The bus was stopped in a turning lane when the unnamed boy made his escape, according to Georgia State Patrol.
He jumped from the right rear window and landed on a passing pickup truck before rolling onto the road. He was taken to a hospital, where he was diagnosed with a concussion and broken elbow.
This wasn’t the first time that the boy was bullied.
Murphy told the news station that the bullying had been going on all year and had gotten so bad that he met with school administrators in March.
“I recently saw a tape that a girl was hitting on him as well. There’s another tape of him being dragged down the aisle, there’s more video of the boys from this May 5th situation,” he told the news station.
“There’s more tapes and that’s why I’m so upset because the school neglected the bullying act and did not do anything about it,” he added. “They took it as horse-play, but my son could have lost his life.”
A representative for Walton County Schools wouldn’t reveal the footage taken on the bus that day but did give a statement to the news station that confirmed a “County School District student sustained minor, non-life-threatening injuries.”
The statement continued:
“The other students and driver on the bus were not injured. School and district officials are aware of the bullying allegations made in connection with this event. The Walton County School District does not tolerate bullying and harassment of any kind. The incident is being thoroughly investigated by school officials and any disciplinary issues that may arise will be handled appropriately at the school level.”
This latest incident seems to be the straw that finally broke the camel’s back.
“Death,” Murphy told Fox 5. That’s the “first thing I’m thinking when I hear you jumped out a vehicle because I’m curious if it was moving and I’m thinking about moving traffic and I was concerned he’d get ran over or killed.”
“These generation’s kids are even killing themselves because they’re being bullied,” he said.