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Boy, 11, jumps out of a school bus ‘to escape a beating from bullies’

Boy, 11, jumps out of a school bus ‘to escape a beating from bullies’, lands on a moving pick-up truck and falls onto a highway in Georgia

  • Jumped from a middle school bus while it was at a red light in Walton County, GA 
  • Fled the vehicle on Wednesday after he was repeatedly bullied by older students
  • Father Dion Murphy met with the school principal in March, but nothing changed

An 11-year-old boy jumped from a school bus, landed on top of a pick up truck, and was thrown onto the highway after he tried to escape bullies in Walton County, Georgia 

The middle school student was left with a broken elbow and a concussion after making the daring leap onto the moving pick-up after the bus stopped in left turn lane around 2:30pm on Wednesday.   

His father claims he jumped to escape bullies because officials at Youth Middle Schoolin Loganville, 30 miles east of Atlanta, had failed to step in. 

An 11-year-old boy jumped from a school bus, landed on top of a pick up truck, and was thrown onto the highway while trying to escape bullies at traffic lights in Walton County, Georgia

The boy  jumped to escape bullies because his Youth Middle School had failed to step in when he was repeatedly tormented by older students

The boy  jumped to escape bullies because his Youth Middle School had failed to step in when he was repeatedly tormented by older students

The middle school student was left with a broken elbow and a concussion after making the daring leap onto the moving pick-up after the bus stopped in left turn lane around 2:30pm on Wednesday

The middle school student was left with a broken elbow and a concussion after making the daring leap onto the moving pick-up after the bus stopped in left turn lane around 2:30pm on Wednesday

Describing the incident on Wednesday, his father Dion Murphy said: ‘one student jumped in his face, he was pushing him against the window…

‘When he fell, the other student took his shoe and in a desperate attempt to escape it, he jumped out the window’.  

Murphy added: ‘I believe he was trying to escape the situation. At this moment he felt back was up against the wall’.

He was taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta after the incident on Highway 81 near Youth Monroe Road.

Murphy said there were several videos showing his son being bullied on the bus all year.   

‘I recently saw a tape that a girl was hitting on him and there’s another tape of him being dragged down the aisle,’ Murphy told FOX5 Atlanta. 

‘There’s more tapes and that’s why I’m so upset because the school neglected the bullying act and did not do anything about it. They took it as horse-play, but my son could have lost his life’, he said, adding that his son was no longer enrolled at the school.

His father Dion Murphy said there were several videos showing his son being bullied on the bus all year

His father Dion Murphy said there were several videos showing his son being bullied on the bus all year

Murphy said there were several videos showing his son being bullied on the bus all year.   

‘I recently saw a tape that a girl was hitting on him and there’s another tape of him being dragged down the aisle,’ Murphy told FOX5 Atlanta. 

‘There’s more tapes and that’s why I’m so upset because the school neglected the bullying act and did not do anything about it. They took it as horse-play, but my son could have lost his life’, he said, adding that his son was no longer enrolled at the school.

Murphy met with school leaders in March to address the issues, but little had changed.     

‘These generation’s, kids are even killing themselves because they’re being bullied,’ he said. ‘It broke my heart because this is something that shouldn’t have ever happened, way before this matter happened’.  

The Youth Middle School (pictured) is yet to provide a statement on the disciplinary action it plans to take

The Youth Middle School (pictured) is yet to provide a statement on the disciplinary action it plans to take

A representative for Walton County Schools said: ‘Following a bus incident on May 5, a Walton County School District student sustained minor, non-life-threatening injuries. The other students and driver on the bus 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 and harassment of any kind. 

‘The incident is being thoroughly investigated by school officials and any disciplinary issues that may arise will be handled appropriately at the school level.’

The school is yet to provide a statement on the disciplinary action it plans to take.   

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