A boy jumped from a school bus in Walton County, GA. He fell onto a pickup truck and then collapsed onto the highway because he was trying to escape the terrible bullies on the bus. The student, who was in middle school, broke his elbow and suffered a concussion because he leaped out of the school bus while it was on the highway this past Wednesday.
The child exited the school bus from a window while it was stopped on a left-hand turning lane. The boy landed on the back of a moving pickup truck at about 2:30 pm.
After the boy was rescued from the Georgia highway, his father spoke to officials about how the child was trying to escape the bullies on the bus when he jumped. The victim of bullying was a student at Youth Middle School, which is located about thirty miles outside of Atlanta in Loganville. Now, the boy’s father wants school officials to explain why the bullying got so severe that the boy nearly jumped to his death from the school bus onto the busy highway.
Dion Murphy, the boy’s father, spoke to the media about his son’s daring escape from the bullies on the bus.
“One student jumped in his face. He was pushing him against the window,” Murphy said. “When he fell, the other student took his shoe, and in a desperate attempt to escape it, he jumped out the window.”
The distraught father added, “I believe he was trying to escape the situation. At this moment, he felt back was up against the wall.”
The incident occurred near Youth Monroe Road along Highway 81. The victim was rushed to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, where he received treatment for his injuries. The boy’s arm was placed into a cast to heal.
Murphy has obtained several videos showing his son get bullied on the bus throughout the school year. Now, he wants the school district to do something to protect his beloved boy and other victims of bullying.
“I recently saw a tape that a girl was hitting on him, and there’s another tape of him being dragged down the aisle,” Murphy (above) told FOX5 Atlanta. “There are more tapes, and that’s why I’m so upset because the school neglected the bullying act and did not do anything about it. They took it as horse-play, but my son could have lost his life.”
Murphy’s son has since been taken out of the Youth Middle School, where he was bullied relentlessly. Although the father met with school leaders in March to speak about his son’s problem with bullying, the school did not take decisive action. Now Murphy’s boy is injured.
“This generation’s kids are even killing themselves because they’re being bullied,” he said. “It broke my heart because this is something that shouldn’t have ever happened, way before this matter happened.”
A Walton County Schools rep said, “Following a bus incident on May 5, a Walton County School District student sustained minor, non-life-threatening injuries. The other students and driver on the bus were not injured. School and district officials are aware of the bullying allegations made in connection with this event. The Walton County School District does not tolerate bullying and harassment of any kind. The incident is being thoroughly investigated by school officials, and any disciplinary issues that may arise will be handled appropriately at the school level.”
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