Bullying is a serious issue that seems to be getting worse all the time. It can occasionally be so harsh on children that it causes injury or trauma. And one 2021 incident involving bullying is one that will likely stay with an 11-year-old for the rest of his life.

Bullies were threatening and taunting the child and both literally and figuratively, he had his back to the wall. He believed that his only choice was to leap out of the speeding school bus, which was unfortunate for him. So he actually did exactly that.

The Walton County, Georgia native child sprang off the bus, fell on the truck’s top, and then rolled out onto the road. But miraculously, he only sustained minor wounds. He suffered a broken elbow as well as a concussion. While paramedics attended to the child, the sheriff’s office blocked off the intersection to conduct an investigation.

However, the boy’s father, Dion Murphy, spoke to the media about his son’s gallant attempt to flee the bullies aboard the bus. He 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 distraught father added.

The injured person was treated for his injuries at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta after being sent there in a hurry. A cast was applied to the boy’s arm to aid in healing. The incident occurred near Youth Monroe Road along Highway 81.

Murphy now wants the school district to do something to protect his beloved boy and other victims of bullying. Throughout the school year, bullying of Murphy’s son may be seen on many tapes that he has obtained.

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 are 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.”

“This 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,” he said.

Despite the father’s meeting with school officials in March to discuss his son’s bullying issue, the institution did not take any concrete action. Now Murphy’s boy is injured.

Since then, Murphy’s son was removed from the Youth Middle School, where he endured constant bullying.

“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,” a Walton County Schools rep said.

Watch the video report below for more details:

Sources: AWM, FOX5 Atlanta, NYpost


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