Bullying should never be tolerated.
An 11-year-old boy from Georgia, USA, jumped from a school bus and landed on top of a pick-up truck and was thrown onto the highway after he tried to escape bullies.
It is reported that incident happened in Walton County, Georgia.
As a result of the incident, the middle school student was left with a broken elbow and a concussion after making the daring leap onto the moving pick-up after the bus stopped.
The father of the boy claimed that the boy jumped to escape bullies.
He also claimed that his Youth Middle School failed to step in when he was being tormented by older students.
Describing what happened on that day, Dion Murphy said:
One student jumped in his face, he was pushing him against the window… When he fell, the other student took his shoe and in a desperate attempt to escape it, he jumped out the window. I believe he was trying to escape the situation. At this moment he felt back was up against the wall.
The boy was brought to the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta after the incident on Highway 81 near Youth Monroe Road.
Murphy said that there were several videos showing his son getting bullied on the bus of the school throughout the year.
During an interview with FOX5 Atlanta, Murphy said:
I recently saw a tape that a girl was hitting on him and there’s another tape of him being dragged down the aisle. 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. They took it as horse-play, but my son could have lost his life.
Murphy met with the leaders of the school in March to address the issues, however, nothing changed after that.
He said that the incident broke his heart.
These generation’s, kids are even killing themselves because they’re being bullied. It broke my heart because this is something that shouldn’t have ever happened, way before this matter happened.
A representative for the Walton County Schools released a statement about the incident.
The statement said:
Following a bus incident on May 5, a Walton County School District student sustained minor, non-life-threatening injuries. 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.
The school of the boy has not yet released a statement on what they are going to do with the bullies that carried out the horrible incident.