Bullied 11-year-old in coma after fight

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A Pennsylvania student is in a medically induced coma, weeks after a fight at school. Full Story
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Kathy

Baird, TX

#1 Feb 8, 2013
Why haven't these boys been arrested? At the very least they should be expelled or put into classes for kids who can't behave. I know they have special classes or schools for kids who can't be allowed to interact with normal students and teachers.
jane-easton md

Chestertown, MD

#2 Feb 8, 2013
These kids need to be expelled-immediately. Or maybe they need a taste of their own medicine! I'm sick of kids pulverizing other kids for the fun of it. Maybe the parents should be thrown in jail with the kids because their is obviously a breakdown in the family somewhere. The stinking kids that did this are no good.
Tammie

Mooresville, NC

#3 Feb 8, 2013
The school system nor the police have done their jobs or this child would not be in a coma. I am so appalled at the fact that they are still "investigating" when it seems like this happened more then once with the same bullies. WHy haven't these 2 bullies been expelled? Or how about arresting the 2 culprits? Since no action has been taking, basically what the school system and the police dept are saying is it's okay to bully you won't get in no trouble and life will go on no matter who ya hurt. The parents of these bullies should also face charges they obviously did not teach their children respect. THese 2 bullies need to be in juvenile corrections facility until the can learn how to be respectful to others and they have paid for what they have done. It's funny how if an adult hits a child it's child abuse, why does this not apply to children also. Bullying has gotten so far out of control parents need to start paying attention to their children and constantly instill what is right or wrong and that each decision you make there is a consequence for their actions.
bless him

Smoot, WV

#4 Feb 8, 2013
bless this little guys heart...Prayers going out to him and family.. So sad kids can not safely attend school or ride the bus without being bullied, assaulted, or worse....
Claudia in Arizona

Tempe, AZ

#5 Feb 8, 2013
Why haven't these kids been prosecuted? I have a 12 year old and I can't begin to imagine what these parents are going through. Something has to be done in regards to prosecuting these young criminals. My prayers go out to the family.
Katie

Roswell, GA

#6 Feb 8, 2013
The school system and police should be ashamed of themselves! How has an arrest not been made 4 weeks later? What did the school know? My prayers go out to this sweet boy and his family. Whoever did this to the 11year old should rot in hell. It's absolutely disgusting.
Peter Guerin

Corinth, NY

#7 Feb 8, 2013
I grew up on Long Island in the 1970s and 1980s and had to deal with horrific bullying because I have ADHD and PDD-NOS. When I read about things like this I wonder if anything's really changed for the better since I was going to school. The kids who did this should be brought to justice and have the book thrown at them HARD!
ceecee

Omaha, NE

#8 Feb 8, 2013
You are in my prayers buddy..praying for a miracle..
Marcia

Sunderland, MD

#9 Feb 8, 2013
I am saddened by this. Kids are bullying more than ever. What are the parents of these 2 eleven year olds thinking? My parents would have severely punished me back in the day. I only hope the bullys' parents are on board with punishing them. In fact, if I were these urchins' parents, they'd be restricted for a good long time. Shame on these terrible boys - shame! And shame on the parents!
Maria Gilbert Az

Mesa, AZ

#10 Feb 8, 2013
My daughter is 13 and has been bullied too. It is a horrible experience for her to go through. She has been punched, slapped and now she has been to the emergency room today for puking up blood. The stress has caused her to have an ulcer now. My daughter used to be a friendly outgoing 13 year old and now she is quiet and keeps to herself. This is something she will have to live with for the rest of her life. I don't think people really understand the seriousness of this issue.
Home School Mom

Bothell, WA

#11 Feb 8, 2013
18 year ago I decided to home school for the very reasons we now see on the news....children shot, bullied, dumbed down by the system. It's easy to give children a good education at home; my son now in public high school is a stellar student, but got to skip all the harmful attitudes, vulnerabilities pressure of children in primary school. We don’t drive the nicest cars, live in the biggest home or have all the glamour of a 2 income family all those years, but we do have a well-rounded young man for a son, who’s never been afraid to speak his mind or ashamed of himself. He was very heavy when he was young and that would have been devastating at a young age. He’s now 18, fit and a spectacle of good education, sound mind and free from affliction that bullying, bad educators and trauma has claimed in so many of our precious children. Take a minute and ask yourself if all of “this” is worth your children’s future! We all need to rethink where we place our kids just because it’s the easy way and it’s “free”!
Susan

Brighton, MA

#12 Feb 8, 2013
Children who harm others by bullying should be removed from the care (of lack of) of their parents and placed in State custody, and they should not be returned to their parents. Children learn from the example set by their parents, and children who bully come from homes where bullying is exhibited to each other and to people outside the home. Returning the child to the home is a disservice to the child who will follow the parent example and will perpetuate bullying as an adult. The only way to break the cycle is to remove the child from the environment and provide exposure to nurturing adults who will exhibit non-bullying behavior. Aggressive behaviors exhibited by children result when aggressive adults raise them. Get the children away from those adults.
Pat t

Rialto, CA

#13 Feb 8, 2013
This is so sad . This child is only 11 years old what is wrong with this world . Those kids need to be punished.
KRSeattle

Issaquah, WA

#14 Feb 8, 2013
These bullies need to. Be brought to justice! The school and police are not doing their jobs! Charged needs to be brought up on these kids and if they are too young then prosecute the parents!
My thoughts will be with this boy and his family. I hope he has a speedy recovery!
And to the bullies I hope you get what you deserve. Be it jail or Charma...
LeoPortland

Salem, OR

#15 Feb 8, 2013
jane-easton md wrote:
These kids need to be expelled-immediately. Or maybe they need a taste of their own medicine! I'm sick of kids pulverizing other kids for the fun of it. Maybe the parents should be thrown in jail with the kids because their is obviously a breakdown in the family somewhere. The stinking kids that did this are no good.
Response: I do wonder where the parents are in this situation.
A Friend

Pottstown, PA

#16 Feb 8, 2013
The schools in PA dismiss bullying all the time and it has to stop. This is why they grow up to go on rampages and hurt others. I dont understand why if an adult strikes another person the adult goes to jail. The same thing should happen for these kids so they understand there are serious repercussions for their actions. I also think the parents of the bullies should be held accountable and they should definatly pay all of that childs medical expenses. The parents should also do some jail time because then they will wake up and start to paying attention to what their kids are doing. I am praying for you little one. Get well soon and I hope justice prevails for you.
LeoPortland

Salem, OR

#17 Feb 8, 2013
Home School Mom wrote:
18 year ago I decided to home school for the very reasons we now see on the news....children shot, bullied, dumbed down by the system. It's easy to give children a good education at home; my son now in public high school is a stellar student, but got to skip all the harmful attitudes, vulnerabilities pressure of children in primary school. We don’t drive the nicest cars, live in the biggest home or have all the glamour of a 2 income family all those years, but we do have a well-rounded young man for a son, who’s never been afraid to speak his mind or ashamed of himself. He was very heavy when he was young and that would have been devastating at a young age. He’s now 18, fit and a spectacle of good education, sound mind and free from affliction that bullying, bad educators and trauma has claimed in so many of our precious children. Take a minute and ask yourself if all of “this” is worth your children’s future! We all need to rethink where we place our kids just because it’s the easy way and it’s “free”!
You've done a great job at raising your children this way but homeschooling is not for everyone. You have to keep in mind the different dynamics in other people's lives and the ability of a parents teaching. I am just one of a million different examples of why homeschooling wasn't an option for me. My parents only knew Spanish so public school was the best choice at the time. I am 21 and living a healthy life independently. I do hope you get your message across and convince those that are able to home school. Ultimately, this case over the 11 year is a tragedy and should be informed to as many as possible.
halesbales

Phoenix, AZ

#19 Feb 8, 2013
If you do something against the law, wouldn't you be punished? I am not saying we should put them away for the rest of their lives, but to give them no punishment seems like we are just adding fuel to more fire, and not fixing any problems here. They need to be expelled, and maybe they should be arrested, you know not do that, my three year old knows not to hit.

Since: Feb 13

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#20 Feb 9, 2013
From what I've gathered: TWO African American kids jumped a white kid, who now is in a coma, and they're claiming the victim made a racist comment. We may never know what really happened, but I can't tell you how many similar cases I've seen in schools-- multiple AA kids jump a white kid, and when they're caught, they pull the race card. The entire act is cowardly, animalistic, and according to statistics, common. I'm sure people will say this is a racist statement, but the facts and statistics point the same thing out.

Since: Feb 13

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#21 Feb 9, 2013
halesbales wrote:
If you do something against the law, wouldn't you be punished? I am not saying we should put them away for the rest of their lives, but to give them no punishment seems like we are just adding fuel to more fire, and not fixing any problems here. They need to be expelled, and maybe they should be arrested, you know not do that, my three year old knows not to hit.
Why not arrest them-- causing injury to another is a crime.
If the victim dies, why not put them away for the rest of their lives? If someone killed your child, wouldn't you want them put away for life? And it's a very good point-- even a three year old knows not to hit, so we should punish them.

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