12-Year Old Dies After Fight in School

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A gun ban would've prevented this! Oh, wait.

A suburban Philadelphia sixth-grader has died weeks after he suffered injuries in a fight at school, as authorities probe whether he may have been bullied.

Family members say Bailey O'Neill died after being taken off life support Sunday morning, a day after he turned 12.

He had suffered a concussion, a broken nose and other injuries during the encounter with another boy at Darby Township School, in suburban Philadelphia, on Jan. 10. He later began having seizures, and doctors induced a coma.

Bailey told his mother, Jina Risoldi, that he had been at recess when the boy, who was taller, challenged him to a fight.

Risoldi said last month that her son declined to fight, saying he was worried about being suspended. She said a boy then pushed him from behind and he was struck in the head about five times.

"This is not a fight between two boys," she said. "My son didn't fight back."

Risoldi said school security and a teacher rushed in to break it up.

Bailey spent the rest of the day at school, but over the following days he complained of severe headaches and dizziness, began sleeping a lot and became irritable and confused, his mother said.

"He had no problems before the fight," Risoldi said last month. "He was always extremely healthy, rarely got sick."

Bailey was an honor roll student who served on the student council, and he enjoyed baseball and swimming.
His mother said the other boy had challenged him to a fight earlier that week, and she had questions about whether the school did enough to prevent the encounter.
She said school officials were aware the boy had a history of bullying other children. She said the boy was suspended and subsequently returned to class.

MyFoxPhilly.com reports police and the Delaware County District Attorney's office are looking into whether Bailey had been bullied at school before the incident, but say they have no evidence of that so far.

The Associated Press reports District Attorney Jack Whelan told the Delaware County Daily Times that he was waiting for autopsy results and re-interviewing witnesses but considered charges to be likely.

Flags were flown at half-staff at the elementary school Bailey attended on Monday, as many remembered the boy as kind.

"He was always polite, the kindest little boy you would ever want to know," neighbor Joyce Neroni told MyFoxPhilly.com.

Police say they have re-interviewed half a dozen people in the case, from teachers to the other boy involved in the fight, and have examined school records.

The school district said in a statement on its website it is cooperating with local authorities.​
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Blame the school and poor parenting..he should have gone to the hospital.
 

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Blame the school and poor parenting..he should have gone to the hospital.
How bout blame Darby township for allowing themselves to be taken over by the niggas
 

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Fucking awful. But yes, you have to go to the hospital, even if just to get checked out. Head injuries are a motherfucker.
 

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How bout blame Darby township for allowing themselves to be taken over by the niggas

A wise man I know, we'll call him Mr. Murphy, once posted something along the lines of: As soon as the undesirables & we all know who I'm talking about, start moving in, you have to move out. You can not fight them, you'll lose, no matter how great your neighborhood is, you have to leave. Flight not Fight.
 

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Reading shit like this is why I am worried for my child's and any other children I have futures. There are some fucking real animals out there and it ain't just the n*ggers.
 

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Risoldi said last month that her son declined to fight, saying he was worried about being suspended. She said a boy then pushed him from behind and he was struck in the head about five times.

"This is not a fight between two boys," she said. "My son didn't fight back."
So if he had turned around and fought back, he might still be alive... but thanks to zero-tolerance laws he was afraid to defend himself.

And now they're going to investigate to see if he was bullied? Ugh, like that fucking matters. Typical liberal thought process... calling the assailant a nasty name will some how make everything better. If everyone spent less time trying to label everything and instead taught this kid how to defend and stand up for himself, it might have saved his life.
 
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who else thinks this will cause some anti bullying laws and horse shit?
The cure to all bullying is the Colin Quinn "Cut me some slack jack!" shirt pin. One look at that pin and that sucker knows he's out of line.
 

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So if he had turned around and fought back, he might still be alive... but thanks to zero-tolerance laws he was afraid to defend himself.
Bailey told his mother, Jina Risoldi, that he had been at recess when the boy, who was taller, challenged him to a fight.
Risoldi said last month that her son declined to fight, saying he was worried about being suspended.
Yup. Ol tranny named boy was afraid to fight back so he left himself
open to literally being beaten to death. Love that zero tolerance horse shit.
 

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The dead kid should've minded his own business and continued playing some b-ball outside of the school. One little fight isn't worth it.
 
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Yup. Ol tranny named boy was afraid to fight back so he left himself
open to literally being beaten to death. Love that zero tolerance horse shit.
When I was a kid I used to get in fights even if I knew I would lose. I would always be better friends with the kids I fought after the fight.
 

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Bullying is the key to restricting speech for the safety of the children.
 

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So if he had turned around and fought back, he might still be alive... but thanks to zero-tolerance laws he was afraid to defend himself.

And now they're going to investigate to see if he was bullied? Ugh, like that fucking matters. Typical liberal thought process... calling the assailant a nasty name will some how make everything better. If everyone spent less time trying to label everything and instead taught this kid how to defend and stand up for himself, it might have saved his life.
If it was one of ny kids dead, I would be batshit right now. The other kid needs prosecuted, but you make a valid point as well, the pussification of this country played a part in this kids death.
 

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If it was one of ny kids dead, I would be batshit right now. The other kid needs prosecuted, but you make a valid point as well, the pussification of this country played a part in this kids death.
Absolutely the attacker should be punished... I'm just saying kids shouldn't have to worry about being punished for defending themselves. Zero-tolerance did more to contribute to this kid's death than it did to stop it.

Teach kids how to defend themselves and force school administrators to stop being lazy, appeasing douche bags and start actually investigating what happened and making fair decisions. It's simply easier to just say "everyone involved in suspended", but look at where that got this kid.
 

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Teach kids how to defend themselves and force school administrators to stop being lazy, appeasing douche bags and start actually investigating what happened and making fair decisions.
That would require work and a sense of responsibility, neither of which are union-approved.
 

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Family members say Bailey O'Neill died after being taken off life support Sunday morning, a day after he turned 12.
Happy birthday.
"This is not a fight between two boys," she said. "My son didn't fight back."
Good thing. He would've been dead and suspended.
Risoldi said school security and a teacher rushed in to break it up.
"A" for effort. They'll still get a Bestest Life-Saver participation trophy.
 

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darby nuf said
 

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and we have another martyr for the anti-bulling moment.
 

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For those that know, yes indeed.
Yeppers, I am fortune (or not fortunate) to know the area.

Although I used to to computer work at the Pawn Shop, and it was the most entertaining time I've ever had.
 

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The school is actually in Glenolden , Darby Twp.

Darby borough is not in Darby Twp.
And Darby Borough is worse than Darby Twp.
Though the area is getting Darker year by year
 

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My youngest brother is 13 my family has a zero tolerance for bullshit. He's not allowed to get beat up. So he better fucking fight and win. Or lest he be beat at home by my parents and my other brother and I will beat him at our earliest convenience. School rules be damned he knows he has carte blanc to defend him self. We were given the same luxury growing up. If we go into a scrap we were safe from our parents as long as we put up a good fight.