Delco, PA - Last month we reported on Bailey O’Neil, the sixth-grader who was placed in a medically induced coma after being beaten by two classmates at school. On Sunday, Bailey died – one day after his 12th birthday.
Back in January, Bailey was attacked by two classmates during recess at Darby Township School and suffered a concussion and a broken nose. Over the next two weeks, he began to have mood swings and would not eat. He was rushed to the hospital after he began vomiting and suffering seizures.
Doctors placed Bailey in a medically-induced coma in an attempt to stop the seizures, but his condition never improved and were complicated after he got pneumonia and had to have a blood transfusion. On Sunday, the day after Bailey turned 12, he passed away.
The following message was posted on the Building Hope for Bailey Facebook Page:
“I would like to thank everyone who has prayed and supported Bailey and his family!! Bailey has been the strongest toughest boy I know. He has fought this battle long and hard. There just wasn’t a way to fix this. I wish I could say he will get better but I can’t. Bailey has gone to be with God today I love you Jina Risoldi with all my heart and I will help you through this. Bailey I love you!!! Please keep Baileys family in your prayers!!!”
As for the two students who attacked Bailey, they were both suspended from the school but criminal charges have not been filed against them. At least not yet.
Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said they are still investigating and interviewing other students and school faculty who were present at the time Bailey was attacked and are trying to determine if the injuries Bailey received in the fight caused his seizures.