‘Horrified’ mother speaks out after her autistic son was ‘tripped and kicked’ by cruel bullies leaving him with severe cuts and bruises on his face
- Connor Sullivan was allegedly beaten by bullies at school
- His mother, Penny, fears for her son’s safety at the school
- Villawood East Public School is investigating the incident
A mother has expressed fears about her autistic son going back to primary school after he was allegedly beaten by a group of bullies who have relentlessly targeted him.
Connor Sullivan says he was tripped and kicked in the head by a student at Villawood East Public School in Sydney’s south west on Thursday.
The incident left the young boy with bloody cuts, scrapes and bruises across his face.
Connor’s mother, Penny Sullivan, was shocked and in tears upon seeing the confronting wounds on her son.
‘I was horrified, I was absolutely horrified. I was crying as soon as I (had) seen him,’ Ms Sullivan told 7News.
School boy Connor Sullivan (left) was allegedly tripped and kicked by a bully. His mother, Penny (right), was left horrified by the injuries her son sustained across his face
‘I was quite angry. No parent wants to pick their child up from school like this.’
Connor was supposed to be watched over by a support teacher at the time but the teacher was absent from the school for the day.
Connor claims the boy who allegedly tripped and kicked him is part of a group of students who regularly bully him at the school.
He now stays at home and fears going back to school – a feeling his mother also shares.
‘I’m scared to send him again (to school), I really am, regardless of how much they try to reassure me,’ Penny said.
She added that it was not the school she was concerned about but the other kids.
Villawood East Public School (pictured) is investigating the alleged assault and has assured Penny that her son is safe at the school
Villawood East Public School said it was investigating the alleged assault.
The principal said such behaviour is not a regular occurrence at Villawood East Public School.
The principal also assured Penny that Connor was safe going to the school if he returned.
Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Villawood East Public School for comment.
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