(CBS) Bullying has claimed yet another life – this time it was a 12-year-old boy named Bailey O’Neill.
Bailey died in a Delaware hospital on Sunday night, just one day after his 12th birthday. He had been in a coma after suffering several seizure that began after he was beat up by two kids during recess.
After hearing the news, Ravens running back Ray Rice posted a message to his Facebook page speaking out against Bullying.
“After learning last Thursday that doctors said Bailey had no longer had any brain activity, I reached out to the family and was able to spend about 45 minutes on the phone with them,” Rice wrote. “I could hear their sadness, worry, frustration and grief. They would be faced with removing their son, cousin, nephew, and best friend from life support.
I don’t think I will ever be able to understand why kids bully each other and how we are all sitting here after yet another “bully death” getting ready to go through this difficult task of picking up the pieces and the even more difficult task of forgiving so we can heal.”
The two boys who beat Bailey up were suspended for two days. It’s still unclear whether criminal charges will be filed.