«The to hear [his] the back was against the wall. ”
An 11-year-old Georgian boy is fortunate enough to be alive after jumping off a school bus into moving traffic in an attempt to escape bullies.
The incident happened in Walton County on Wednesday, when the boy jumped out a window and landed on the roof of a pickup truck, before falling on the freeway.
The child suffered a concussion and a broken elbow.
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The Walton County Sheriff’s Office had to shut down the entire intersection as it investigated the incident, while paramedics attended to the injured child.
His father, Dion Murphy, told Fox 5 Atlanta that the first thing that crossed his mind after hearing about the incident was that his son had passed away.
“Death. The first thing I think of when I hear you jumped out of a vehicle… I was worried he’d been run over or killed, ”he said. “My son could have lost his life. “
According to Murphy, who watched the security video from the bus, his son was being bullied to the point that he felt jumping out the window was his only option.
“A student jumped in his face, he was pushing him and pushing him against the window,” he said. “Then when he fell, the other student grabbed his shoe and he didn’t want to give it back.
“At that moment he felt his back was against the wall. My son felt a desperate need to escape, he jumped out the window.
And it was not an isolated incident either, he said.
“A girl was hitting him too; there’s another bunch of him dragged down the aisle; there’s another band from the one I saw today that the boy had pushed on, ”he said. “There are more bands. For example, there are many more bands of this happening. “
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In a statement, Walton County schools said they were “aware of the bullying allegations.” He did not publish the videos.
“Following a bus incident on May 5, a student in the Walton County school district suffered minor injuries that were not life threatening,” he said. “The other students and the bus driver 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 or harassment of any kind. The incident is currently under full investigation by school officials and any disciplinary issues that may arise will be handled appropriately at the school level. “
Murphy said the bullying lasted the whole year and he even met with Youth Middle School officials about it in March – but nothing was done.
“It broke my heart because this situation should never have happened, it is something that should have been fixed,” he said.
“This is why I am so upset because the school literally overlooked the bully and did nothing about it. “
The boy is no longer enrolled in the youth college.
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