NEW YORK, NY – A 13-year-old boy is in the hospital suffering from second and third degree burns because, according to his mother, a bully sprayed him with cologne and then set him on fire.
Deandre Bloomfield was burned on December 2nd at the 13-year-old suspect’s apartment, says Bloomfield’s mother. She says the teen sprayed cologne on her son, who is disabled and a victim of bullying, then lit him up.
“First he smacked me. I got up and I said, ‘Don’t smack me again.’ And when I wanted to leave, he picked up a perfume bottle with a lighter, and he sprayed it on me,” said Deandre. “He did it two times. The first time he did it sparked on me and that’s when I started to run, and he threw the whole bottle at me.”
Even worse, the suspect’s mother and sister were in the home at the time and did not get immediate medical attention for her son after he rolled around and snuffed out the flames.…
ROCKFORD, IL – Roy Williams, Jr. has found himself facing some serious charges after the 56-year-old tried running down a group of children he believed were bullying his daughter.
Williams initially confronted the group of kids with a cane after his 13-year-old daughter got in a fight at a bus stop outside Nelson Elementary School.
Williams called police to report the fight, but before they could arrive, Williams decided to take matters into his own hands and drove his SUV towards the kids, jumping the curb in the process.
As you can see in the cellphone video that was taken by a bystander, Williams didn’t hit any of the kids but not because of a lack of trying. Williams stayed at the scene until police arrived and was arrested after they viewed the cellphone footage.
“He should have not taken matters into his own hand and we would have investigated that initial incident and tried to resolve it without there being any further violence,” says Assistant Deputy Chief Doug Pann.
Williams is now facing aggravated assault with a vehicle and assault with a deadly weapon charges.…
FRESNO, CA – The mother and stepmother of a 12-year-old boy were arrested after police say they walked into a school cafeteria and assaulted two girls accused of bullying their son.
According to police, three carloads of people showed up to Cooper Academy earlier this month after they got sick of hearing about two girls, ages 12 and 13, bullying the 12-year-old boy.
The boy’s family say they have complained to school officials for months but the bullying has continued. So the family decided to confront the girls, and did so in the school’s cafeteria.
This confrontation turned physical and lead to the boy’s mother, Teri Johnson, and stepmother, Inez Hernandez, getting themselves arrested for assaulting the two girls. Both women were charged with conspiracy and misdemeanor willful cruelty to a child.
The women deny the accusations and are demanding that surveillance video be released.
“You will nowhere in that video see me or Inez anywhere near the little girls.That is against all my morals. The video will speak a thousand words,” Johnson said.…
According to reports, the 28-year-old mother became enraged after learning that her 9-year-old daughter had been called a curse word by an 11-year-old boy at Eccleston Elementary.
Instead of going to the school, or talking to the boy’s parents, Rivera went to the school and waited for the boy to exit. When the boy got on his bike, Rivera walked up to him and lost her fucking mind. After throwing the boy off his bike, she physically assaulted him.
“She slammed me into the wall and then she came behind me and started choking me and hitting me on the head,” the boy said. All of this was captured on school surveillance video.
If that weren’t enough, she also threw the boy’s bike in her van and forced him to get inside. “She told me ‘tell me the instructions to your house or I’ll kill you,'” he said.…
NEWARK, DE – Two boys, ages 13 and 14, have been arrested in connection to videotaped attacks on a mentally challenged man.
The videos were posted online and showed 26-year-old Karon being beaten by several teenagers while other teenagers stood around and watched. The teens can be seen repeatedly punching Karon in the face and body slamming him.
Karon’s mother says he suffers from Williams Syndrome and has the mental capacity of a second grader. “He doesn’t do anything to anyone but be kind,” she said.
The cool thing about this story, aside from the teens getting busted, is how they got busted. A 16-year-old girl saw the videos and wanted to do something about it.
Angeliz Marrero re-posted the attacks Saturday using #TheBullyProject. Within 24 hours, she had 18,000 new Instagram followers. “It spread so fast and I’m just so grateful for everybody that’s helping me out because if it weren’t for everybody helping, supporting and everything, this wouldn’t even go viral and that man really deserves justice,” said Angeliz.…
ORLANDO, FL – The family of Rebecca Sedwick, the 12-year-old girl who jumped to her death last year, has filed a lawsuit against one one of the girl’s alleged bullies, the School Board of Polk County, Cemex Construction Materials of Florida.
“I feel like I need to have some definitive answers and get some form of justice for Becca in order to start the whole healing process,” said Tricia Norman, Rebecca’s mother.
According to Norman’s attorney, David Henry, Rebecca’s family is seeking at least $15,000 from each of the defendants in order to “hold those accountable to account.”
For those of you who may have missed this story when it happened last year, Rebecca killed herself by jumping from a tower at an abandoned cement plant. There were reportedly various factors for her doing this, including ongoing harassment from two of her classmates, 14-year-old Guadalupe Shaw and 13-year-old Katelyn Roman.
After Rebecca started dating Guadalupe’s ex-boyfriend, she became the target of repeated physical and online attacks. Aside from the standard-issue name calling, she was also encouraged to kill herself.…
Matthew Burdette killed himself on November 29. His family had noticed the once happy, popular teen had become withdrawn in the days leading up to his suicide, but say they never saw it coming.
Matthew left a note that stated he had no friends and that he could no longer handle school. Wanting answers, his family started asking questions – starting with school officials at University City High School.
They say school officials wouldn’t tell them anything about what may have happened at the school to have caused Matthew to suddenly hate school so bad that it would be part of his reasoning for ending his own life.
However, other students didn’t have such issues. They told Matthew’s family that their son was being relentlessly bullied over a video that was posted online that went viral.…
PLEASANT PRAIRIE, WI – Parents of a six-year-old girl have filed a restraining order against one of her five-year-old classmates after the boy allegedly told the girl he wanted to slit her throat and watch her bleed.
According to the girl’s father, Brian Metzger, that threat was just one of the many things the boy has reportedly done to bully his daughter while in school at Prairie Lane Elementary School.
“The whole year she’s been dealing with it. There have been other students in the classroom who have been dealing with the same individual,” Metzger said.
Metzger says his daughter has been kicked in the face, and had sand and rocks thrown at her on the playground. Metzger went to the school requesting the boy be removed from the classroom. When nothing changed and the bullying continued, Metzger took matters into his own hands.
He ended up filing a police report as well as filing a temporary restraining order against the five-year-old boy. Only then did the school remove the boy from the class.…
Maryland – Police say two Maryland teenagers recorded themselves physically assaulting an autistic classmate and forcing him to perform sex acts, some with animals.
St. Mary County Sheriff’s Department said 17-year-old Lauren Bush and an unidentified 15-year-old girl admitted they assaulted the 16-year-old autistic boy with a knife on multiple occasions between December and February.
Sheriff Tim Cameron said all three teens attend Chopticon High School and that the girls preyed on the boy. They allegedly assaulted him with a knife, kicked him in the groin, dragged him by the hair, coerced him to engage in a sex act with an animal, and forced him to walk on a partially frozen pond where he fell through the ice.
The latter act being a possibly deadly one according to Sgt. Cara Grumbels. “You’re dealing with somebody who doesn’t have the mental capacity of you and I,” she said. “Somebody like that could go into a kiddie pool and may not be able to get themselves out. That’s what’s really kind of disturbing to us, among the other allegations in this case.…
PORTLAND, OR – Four teens are looking at some serious charges after being accused of kidnapping and torturing one of their classmates.
Police say during a snowstorm on February 10, Jenna Montgomery, 15, lured 16-year-old Dustin Murrain into a shed behind a house. Murrain told police he had met Montgomery earlier that day at David Douglas High School, where they both attended school.
According to Murrain’s account, once he walked into the shed he encountered three teen boys and realized he had fallen for one of the oldest tricks in the book.
First he was struck in the head with a crowbar before being ordered to take off his shirt. Then 15-year-old Blue Kalmbach allegedly shot Murrain in the chest, groin and index finger with a BB gun. Kalmbach then carved a swastika into Murrain’s forehead with a box-cutter and forced Murrain to eat cat shit.
After having his iPod stolen, Murrain escaped the shed and fled to a nearby auto service shop for help. Police were called and Murrain was taken to OHSU Hospital for treatment.…
Raleigh, NC – An 11-year-old boy hanged himself the other day because, according to his parents, he was incessantly bullied at school over his love of the cartoon My Little Pony.
According to Michael Morones’ parents, the boy decided to put a stop to the bullying by hanging himself off the side of his bunk bed. He was found before he killed himself, but not before he deprived his brain of oxygen and caused potentially life-long brain damage.
“We won’t know for months how much is going to heal,” said his mother, Tiffany. “It could even be years before we find out what potential for healing he has.”
Surprisingly, she is not trying to have her son’s alleged bullies found and punished. “I’ve heard a lot of people say you need to go after bullies and hold them responsible,” said Tiffany. “But you know, I don’t think that’s what Mike would want. I would rather teach people how to do right than turn around than punish, because punishment doesn’t always work.”
Morones is currently in critical condition at children’s hospital WakeMed where he is scheduled to have a tracheotomy today.…
Flossmoor, IL – A 15-year-old boy has been charged with stabbing his older brother to death because of his alleged bullying.
Police were at the family’s home just before 1 a.m. Friday on a domestic violence call. Inside the home they found 25-year-old Steven Tigue (pictured) suffering from multiple stab wounds inflicted by his brother, 15-year-old Michael Tigue.
The boy’s mother told police she woke up to the two brothers fighting and broke up the fight. She then told Michael to call 911 for his brother. Steven Tigue was taken to the hospital where he would die a short time later.
Police questioned Michael who would admit that he’d planned the attack on his brother because of past bullying. He reportedly waited for his brother in a bedroom and began beating him with a golf club when he got home. When his older brother was able to take the golf club away from him, Michael pulled out a steak knife and repeatedly stabbed his brother in the chest.
Michael Tigue was arrested and charged as an adult with first degree murder and ordered held on $2 million bond.…
Melcher-Dallas, IA – Before I get started with this bullying article, let me say that I think the word “bullying” is used way too much lately, often used in any situation where someone is mean to another – regardless of any signs of continued harassment or if the perceived victim is 8-years-old or 38. I feel this effectively waters the word down, and is an insult to all of the kids who suffer through true bullying every day of their lives.
Honestly, a lot of times I hear the word “bullying” used and can’t help but imagine Donald Sutherland in Invasion of the Body Snatchers, pointing at someone with his mouth agape, but screaming “Buuuuuuulllllly!!!” in an attempt to direct the anonymous, online horde of professional pitchfork and torch holders to a new target. It’s why I stay away from a lot of bully bandwagon stories that ultimately lead to nothing but online lynch mobs and ridiculous laws being passed to satisfy outraged parents holding voter registration cards.
All that being said, WhoTV reported on 13-year-old Levi Null, a boy in Iowa who has been the target of bullying at Melcher-Dallas High School.…
CARROLL COUNTY, GA – An 8-year-old girl with hair extensions had to be taken to the emergency room after bullies at her school pulled her hair so hard that they ripped her scalp.
Aolani Dunbar’s family said she wanted to brush her hair like other girls at school so she got hair extensions. When she showed up to school, other kids picked on her for two weeks and took turns trying to pull out the extensions. They pulled her hair so hard that they eventually ripped Aolani’s scalp.
“They kept pulling it and pulling it, especially on the playground,” said Aolani. “Everybody got a chance, and I was in the gazebo sitting there crying because I have no friends to play with that will protect me.”
Her grandmother discovered the injury after she returned home from school one day. “When I saw just the horror of it, I just started to cry,” said Dorris Bearden. “I cried as I un-braided her hair and the hair fell out in my hands.”
She was taken to the hospital to have her scalp repaired, where she had to have her hair shaved to avoid infection.…
STAMFORD, CT – Police in Connecticut have arrested a 12-year-old girl after they say she was relentlessly bullying another student at a private middle school in Stamford.
The parents of a 13-year-old girl went to police after their daughter told them she was being bullied at school by the 12-year-old, who constantly taunted and harassed her. Even after making the complaint to police, the bullying continued and even intensified.
The bullying got so bad that the victim spoke about killing herself, prompting school administrators to work with police and investigate the bullying claims. This lead to police arresting the bully and charging her with disorderly conduct.
“This behavior will not be tolerated,” Stamford Police Capt. Richard Conklin said. “If it is brought to our attention, we will vigorously investigate the allegations and make arrests when appropriate. We investigate all claims of bullying, and this type of behavior will not be condoned in a learning environment.”
Some residents think that arresting the girl, who was later released to her parents, is a bit drastic.…
New York, NY – The family of Joel Morales, the 12-year-old boy who hanged himself last year over constant bullying, are now suing the boys that allegedly bullied him.
Morales’ mother, Lisbeth Babilonia, has filed suit against the city of New York, the Board of Education and the boys she says bullied her son to death – named in the suit as Kenneth, Stephen, Omar and Elijah ‘Doe’, along with the boys’ parents
According to the suit, Joel’s small size and fragile nature made him a perfect target for school bullies. “Joel was a small-framed fragile boy who sometimes stuttered and had problems with fine motor skills. He was extremely short and underweight for his age,” the suit says.
His family says they complained to the Department of Education multiple times a week to have something done about the constant harassment Joel was experiencing at Public School 102.
“He told me about it many times,” Babilonia said. “I went to school and spoke with the teacher, spoke with the assistant principal, with the principal.…
Laredo, TX – The elementary school teacher found guilty of instructing her kindergarten class line up and slap a kid because of his alleged bullying has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.
Cynthia Ambrose was found guilty of official oppression in June after an incident that was reported by another teacher.
Last May, Barbara Ramirez, a teacher at Salinas Elementary, witnessed 6-year-old Aiden Neely hit another student. Ramirez asked fellow teacher Ambrose how she should handle it, and Ambrose came up with a terrible idea.
Her idea consisted of having the boy sit in her classroom and then instructing her 24 kindergartners to file past him and give him a nice slap.
“He was hit on the head, in the face, on the back. And all the kids hit him twice,” said Aiden’s mother. “He had friends in that class, and friends didn’t want to hit him, but the teacher instructed them to hit him.”
What initially started off as light pats, ended at Ambrose’s insistence. “It started out as a pat,” Ramirez said.…
Scotland – A teenager in Scotland committed suicide after becoming the victim of an alleged Internet blackmail scam.
Daniel Perry, 17, had been interacting with a girl via Skype that he believed was his same age and from the US. “It was a female that he was talking to, she was supposed to be from Illinois,” Perry’s mother said. “I believe they were talking for a few months and he believed he was talking to this American girl.”
The interactions Perry had with this supposed female were recorded, and an unknown person or persons threatened to show the footage to his friends and family. When Perry asked his blackmailers what he could do to stop them from showing the footage to his family, he was instructed to pay funds into a named bank account.
He was warned that if he did not pay the money, he would be “better off dead.” Perry replied, “bye” then less than an hour later, jumped to his death from the Forth Road Bridge.
“He wasn’t doing anything wrong, just what anyone his age might do, but this scam is all about exploiting young people,” said Perry’s mother. …