A mother whose daughter was allegedly hung from a tree with a skipping rope noose claims she has now had a restraining order taken out against her by the bully’s father.
Belinda Yoon’s daughter Amber, 10, was allegedly targeted in a shocking schoolyard attack by a classmate at primary school in Perth, Western Australia, last month.
In the wake of the alleged attack Mrs Yoon spoke out about the heavy toll the shocking incident had taken on her young daughter.
A police investigation into the incident ended without any charges being laid.
Now, in an emotional video posted to Facebook, Mrs Yoon said she has been served with a summons for a restraining order by the parents of the child who hung her daughter.
Belinda Yoon (left) has been left distraught after a restraining order was taken out against her by the parents of a child who allegedly hung her daughter Amber (right) from a tree with a rope
In the emotional video Mrs Yoon claimed that when police had knocked on her door and handed her the summons, she initially had no idea who it was from.
‘I have been served with a restraining order summons from the parents of the girl who hung my daughter from a tree at her school,’ she tells the camera while crying.
‘Apparently I’ve been driving by their house in an agitated state… I don’t even know where they live or know the dad’s name.
‘Seriously, I’m literally reading this, going “How is this right in any way?”.
‘They’ve not said sorry for what their daughter did, I am getting summoned to court for a restraining order… how does this get any better for our family?’
Mrs Yoon has previously told how her daughter was lucky to survive the schoolyard attack.
Amber suffers from Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula and Oesophageal Atresia (TOF-OA) meaning she was born with her oesophagus connected to her trachea.
The young girl has had countless surgeries, is extremely susceptible to choking and can only hear from one ear.
In the emotional video Mrs Yoon claimed the restraining order alleged she had been ‘driving by their (the bully’s parents) house in an agitated state’
Last month her daughter Amber (pictured), who suffers from a severe medical condition, was allegedly hung from a tree in the schoolyard by a skipping rope
Police investigated the alleged incident but did not press charges (Pictured: Amber’s neck after the alleged incident)
Last month Amber came home and asked to speak to her mother privately before she burst into tears and told her what happened at the Queen of Apostles school in Riverton.
Mrs Yoon was in shock as her daughter told her what happened, including that a teacher had sternly told her what she was doing was wrong.
She also claimed the school did not initially contact her or her husband.
The mother-of-four told Daily Mail Australia: ‘When I say this literally devastated our whole family, it really did.
‘I can’t even describe to you. There were days, especially last week, when we couldn’t sleep. Anytime we opened our mouths we just cried.’
Amber’s younger brother, Hunter, 9, is changing schools as a result of what happened to his older sister.
‘My daughters are just devastated.’
Amber, who has never complained through countless procedures and wears her scars ‘like war wounds’ has always been a happy little girl, according to Mrs Yoon.
Despite countless visits to the hospital she has never needed psychological help but last week her mother took her to her first appointment because of what she went through on that Friday.
Belinda Yoon (pictured) was in shock as her daughter told her what happened, including that a teacher had sternly told her what she was doing was wrong.
Amber’s younger brother, Hunter, 9, is changing schools as a result of what happened to his older sister (Pictured: Amber and her mother Belinda)
The bullying that Amber was experiencing was first brought to the attention of the school after Mrs Yoon found a ‘heartbreaking’ diary entry (pictured) from her daughter as she asked why none of her friends would play with her
‘As I was reading them a common theme was recurring and it was the frustration and heartache at the lack of a system that does not yet exist’, Mrs Yoon posted on Facebook
The bullying that Amber was experiencing was first brought to the attention of the school after Mrs Yoon found a ‘heartbreaking’ diary entry from her daughter, her mother said.
‘I can’t get off my mind why won’t my ‘friends’ won’t (sic) play with me,’ the young girl wrote in a new diary after ripping out her previous entries, revealed by Nine News.
‘And haven’t been treating me not (sic) very nice.
‘Pray for me please.’
She described herself as the ‘weird girl’ and she wrote that nobody would sit with her.
In a meeting two days before Amber was found hanging from a tree, school officials said that there was evidence her daughter was being excluded.
Mrs Yoon said that her and her husband Dave have almost lost Amber countless times due to her medical condition
Mrs Yoon has opened up about her daughter’s ordeal because she felt as though the school was trying to silence her and she was so angry
She told Daily Mail Australia: ‘We have to do something. I can’t let another family feel this pain. There is no feeling like it.
‘We have been scared before – we thought we were going to lose her many times.
‘But this was so different because it was completely preventable and it didn’t need to happen.’
Mrs Yoon is calling for government change about regulations regarding bullying because of the horrific effects it can have on children.
‘Children are killing themselves over this. They’re not heard and the families are just heartbroken and they’re trying to fight a system that doesn’t exist,’ she said.
She and Amber have been targeted by people on social media as a result of their claims but Mrs Yoon said she and her daughter have stayed up all night reading positive messages
The Catholic Education Western Australia described the situation as ‘complex and sensitive’ and said they are working with the families involved and the police
‘This is a complex and sensitive issue and it is being managed with due consideration for the confidentiality that is required.
‘CEWA is aware the incident has reasonably caused distress within the school and wider community and is treating the matter with compassion and respect for the dignity of all those impacted.
‘The safety and welfare of all students remains the highest priority for CEWA and we will continue to work with the families of the individual students involved, the school, WA Police and relevant authorities to ensure their concerns are comprehensively addressed.’