There isn’t a lot on this one since it’s an ongoing investigation with all parties being minors.
Bailey was reportedly in a schoolyard fight last month that resulted in a broken nose and a concussion. The boy was taken to the hospital by his parents and was given the all-clear and sent home. Once home, however, he didn’t want to eat, had mood swings and started having violent seizures.
Doctors at A.I. duPont Hospital for Children were forced to put the boy into a medically induced coma more than three weeks ago.
“Every day I’m trying to stay strong for him, but when you get into that hospital room and you’re looking at him, I would trade places in a heartbeat. It’s my buddy, you know,” said Rob O’Neill, the boy’s father.
According to the boy’s father, Bailey got in a fight with two bullies, but only one of them was suspended. The police became involved in this matter after the school district asked to have the matter investigated. The school district’s attorney commented: “We are reviewing the bullying issue to determine if it did occur, or if it was a fight in the schoolyard.”
No charges have been laid so far but the Superintendent for the school district cannot comment on the disciplinary actions to be taken once the investigation is finished.
I don’t quite have an opinion on this one since there’s too much that can’t be said. All I know is that I hope Bailey heals up so he can play catch with his daddy.