The child was reportedly rushed to hospital with severe injuries, where he ended up in a coma as a result of the brain trauma.
The individual(s) responsible have yet to be identified, but it appears as though the school in question is doing its best to play the incident down …
As per Fox13, Neo’s family is naturally devastated. They insist that a bully who has plagued their son for months was behind the attack.
For several days the family worried whether Neo would ever fully recover from his life-threatening injuries.
The Elko School District, meanwhile, confirmed that there had been an incident at Elko High School, but have claimed it was a confrontation between two students involving only punches and a nasty fall.
Not adding up
His doctors, however, have countered that line of thought, reasoning that due to the extent of Neo’s serious injuries “He had to have been hit with something.”
They include a badly fractured skull and bleeding and bruising to Neo’s brain.
His mother said: “You send them to school, and you shouldn’t have to worry about your kids going to school. Especially about something like this.”
For now it remains a waiting game to see what Neo can recall if and when he regains full brain function. At the moment he is undergoing treatment at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, but he faces a long road to recovery.
Speaking on the build-up to the incident, his mother revealed that her son had often complained about the bullying he endured at school.
“This boy was saying stuff about him, and I told Neo, ‘Just ignore it.’ He says, ‘I am, mom. The best I can.'”
It will be several months before Neo’s family can take him home, with plenty of work to be done concerning his rehabilitation.
“He has to have a lot of physical therapy. He has to learn how to walk, talk, brush his teeth and feed himself. He has to learn all that over again,” his mother said.
It’s just so sad that an innocence child so close to finishing school had to be subjected to this kind of brutality.
Bullying has no place in this world, especially not to such an extent wherein people are left in hospital!
Sometimes it feels like bullies should be charged and prosecuted as adults along those who “raised” them.
We wish Neo a speedy recovery, and pray that nothing like this ever happens again.
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