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Date: 03/09/13 06:36 AM

38 Responses to 11-Year-Old Boy In Coma After Bully Attack.

  1. Profile photo of MrPeabody
    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    March 6, 2013 at 9:36 pm
    Link: 11-Year-Old Boy In Coma After Bully Attack. - Put another child in a coma, 2-day suspension. Make a fake gun with your finger, lifetime suspension.
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    WeePee Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2013 at 6:49 am
    the coma is medically induced, so the doctors are the bullies?
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2013 at 6:57 am
    WeePee, don`t you think that being punched a few times in the face by bullies so hard that the doctors HAVE to put you in a coma is bad?
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    McThstlpnts Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2013 at 7:00 am
    @WeePee The beating was bad enough that he had to be put into a medically induced coma. Don`t be an idiot.

    I would press charges if I were the parents. A 2-day suspension is ludicrous.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    March 9, 2013 at 7:22 am

    I`m from the area where this occurred and the story`s gotten worse: the boy has died after being taken off life support. LINK
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 9, 2013 at 7:28 am
    Punched my so called best friend, at the time, in the face once, bloodied his nose good.

    Did he deserve it? Yeah, he called my mom a bitch. I didn`t even know what that word meant at the time, but I knew it was bad. Worst part of it is, I don`t ever remember throwing the punch.

    If you`ve ever heard the expression `seeing red`, that`s what happened to me. Was 8 years old, ruined a friendship, felt awful afterwards. But no one ever called my mom a name again, in my presence.

    Btw, I`ve not ever bloodied another person`s nose since, adrenaline rushes make me feel nauseous now.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 9, 2013 at 7:31 am
    Squrlz: Damn, the kid died? Egads.

    Now I`m getting that awful nauseous feeling again, ugh.

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    ak47reaper Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2013 at 9:23 am
    Try them for murder, if they don`t it my happen again! Kids or not they have to learn there are consequences for there actions!
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    March 9, 2013 at 9:31 am
    I am sure the bully did not mean to do this, it sounds as though something unusual happened- given that the hospital sent the child home firstly. But- SUSPENSION- for hitting a child??? Really?? Is that the message we send now- I wonder- what would theft have engendered- expulsion?
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    sweetrebelnc Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2013 at 9:35 am
    If squrlz4sale is right, they by all means, the state should try them for 2nd degree murder.
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    bordo Male 50-59
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    March 9, 2013 at 9:36 am
    From Madduck: I am sure the bully did not mean to do this, it sounds as though something unusual happened- given that the hospital sent the child home firstly. But- SUSPENSION- for hitting a child??? Really?? Is that the message we send now- I wonder- what would theft have engendered- expulsion?

    What!? Are you %&^(@!! Stupid? Poor pookie got suspended.
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    inversegrav Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2013 at 9:44 am
    madduck;
    what would be deserving of expultion in your opinion?
    here we get expelled for the making guns with fingers. but not for putting a kid in the hospital.
    That is the message we are sending.
    Better to commit murder than be politically incorrect.
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    xCANDACEx Female 30-39
    283 posts
    March 9, 2013 at 9:48 am
    this is sad, I am bored.
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2013 at 9:56 am
    oh well this is depressing
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    March 9, 2013 at 9:57 am
    IAB is so slow to post things the kid is dead. A ten minute look through other sites will give you an idea of what is trending MODs. Come on.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 9, 2013 at 10:19 am

    This is starting the day on a bummer note.
  17. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
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    March 9, 2013 at 10:21 am
    Pardon- a child should be expelled on the spot for violence- immediately. Straight to headmasters office, out the door to never be seen again. But I would put money on the fact that in most places theft attracts a higher penalty.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 9, 2013 at 10:28 am
    Sorry, but it`s nature that boys will get into fights. Many times it happens over stupid things. I`m sure the kid that punched him is sorry, very sorry. How would you like to walk around school with that stigma hanging over you the rest of your days? Some serious counseling will be needed, yes. But expelling the kid is just nonsense.

    Btw, the stupid pastry gun expulsion was even more idiotic.
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2013 at 10:58 am
    I`m with Madduck on this - in Europe the kid would get expelled and the parents instructed to find another school. At minimum. If the parents pressed charges and the kid was found guilty, he could end up in juvenile detention for a bit. In the UK that means Aylesbury Prison, and that`s not somewhere you wanna be.
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    bassman56 Male 50-59
    183 posts
    March 9, 2013 at 11:07 am
    CrakrJak, so it`s normal for kids to get beaten so badly they end up in a coma? Do you have any kids? I wonder. This is way beyond "boys will be boys". Perhaps you used to be a bully...
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    March 9, 2013 at 11:10 am
    Ok..we have the guns,we have the manpower...Let`s kill us some Bullies.
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    jeremy562 Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2013 at 11:10 am
    a few kids pummeling another kid till he is in a coma is hardly boys fight? and now dead apparently... i would have gave them my own death sentence
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    March 9, 2013 at 11:16 am
    I think the point Crakr was making is that boys DO fight... ( sorry Crakr- I know me agreeing with you must be cringey) and I said earlier that this does sound like an unusual case- the hospital discharged him. However- zero tolerance means just that- zero. This may have been a fight- not bullying- but still- no violence on school grounds. Ever.
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    that1joshguy Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2013 at 11:20 am
    this kind of stuff pisses me off
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    March 9, 2013 at 11:44 am
    He didn`t start having seizures till some time after the fight, and he wasn`t placed in a coma till 2 weeks after the fight. It`s also unclear if he was having seizures before the fight or if they were a result of the fight.

    That being said, it sounds like two kids were ganging up on him when he just wanted to walk away. I have no patience with thugs like this regardless of their age. They need to do some hard time for this.
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    sweetrebelnc Female 18-29
    847 posts
    March 9, 2013 at 12:02 pm
    When I was in school there was a zero violence policy. Any involvement in a fight got you an expulsion. This is obviously beyond this since the child died. the parents of that poor child should press charges.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 9, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Not enough info.
    The loser of a fight often claims it`s "Bullying" but it might just have been a plain old fight like boys have. And a punch to the nose can have desastrous consequences if the bone goes up in the brain. Or maybe when he fell down his head hitting the ground did it.

    Is it criminal or just really bad luck? Sometimes aweful things happen and there isn`t anyone to blame.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    March 9, 2013 at 2:08 pm
    bassman: It`s not like this kid intended to kill the other. From the news description it was two punches. It`s a horrible tragedy but not murder.

    And like I said, kids get into fights, all a zero tolerance policy does is transfer the problem to another school. Better for counselors to work with these kids and help them deal with their anger management issues.
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    Dejablues Male 18-29
    34 posts
    March 9, 2013 at 3:07 pm
    This is insane. If an adult kills another person, even by mistake, negligence, when it`s not ruled an accident, they`re going to spend some time in prison, right? Kids who end up in the same situation should have similar consequences. They should be tried as adults, for assault, battery and 2nd? degree murder if they can prove the death was a consequence of the beatup
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    March 9, 2013 at 4:59 pm
    I only got one thing to say about this. HOMESCHOOLING.
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    2929AZDR Female 30-39
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    March 9, 2013 at 7:54 pm
    Ohhh wait a minute!!! you think those boys will stop bullying now? no no no.. they got a 2 day suspension, a slap on the wrist. I say make them suspended as long as their "victim" is out of school. Pray for that poor boy in a coma. My son was thrown in a ditch at school with a broken arm and a concusion and his bully didn`t miss a day of school. went to court and he was found quilty and NOTHING more was done! The system to protect our childern is broken. I say, "set the example" with these bullies and give them a good old criminal record and have them tracked now before they continue on this road of destruction!!! Make their parents financially responsible for the children THEY raised to be so heartless and cruel. The boy that hurt my son was finally arrested in his senior yr of H.S. after he assaulted another student with a 10" hunting knife. Nice huh?
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    Bakcagain21 Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2013 at 1:12 am
    @CrakrJak Ever heard of the thin egg skulls rule? You take your victim as you find them.

    If it`s found that the two things are connected the boy`s are responsible and should be punished and more so then a suspension. Kid`s that age can understand they shouldn`t be punching other kids. I could very easily punch you I reckon, is that just guy`s will be guy`s. Even if you get knocked out and roll off into some moving traffic and die.
    Not saying lock the kid up for life but they deserve more then a 2 day suspension.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7604 posts
    March 10, 2013 at 4:47 am
    Gerry is right- it could have been a fight with unfortunate consequences- boys fight, poo happens. It could have been continuous bullying of the weak by the strong. Either way the boys should have been out of the school door that hour- if rules say no violence- then that is what happens- it deters. Once the full story is know to the investigators then I hope that justice will be served- if it was a fight which went accidentally wrong- well, that is one thing- death by bullying- that is another. Knee jerk justice is never fair and I suspect there is a lot here that we will never know.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2013 at 12:58 pm
    Bakcagain: That may apply to tort law, but not criminal law. Under criminal law the defendant must have had intent and that intent must be beyond a reasonable doubt.
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    Bakcagain21 Male 18-29
    560 posts
    March 11, 2013 at 1:15 am
    @crakrjak and there was intent to punch the kid. If it`s declared connected it is manslaughter then. You don`t need intent to cause the actual out come of the crime, just intent to have committed the crime i.e The likely result has to be sooo far removed from likely and foreseeable circumstances to get away with the I never intended that to happen. If you rob a bank and scare a weak hearted man who has a heart attack and dies, guess what you`re responsible in law although you intended to rob a bank. Kid`s intended battery and assault and you have to accept all the consequences of your criminal venture.

    And in your oh so litigious society civil law suit against the school or kids parents would likely succeed is after all the information is in they are connected.

    So yes a two day suspension is not adequate... If the results come back connected.
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    New_Guy Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2013 at 6:46 am
    What no Darwin jokes?
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    synaw Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2013 at 9:21 pm
    i live in this area and if this is the same story i`m thinking of, he has since died.

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