A 13-year-old girl tormented for years by bullies finally plucked up the courage to bring her attackers to justice.
Tia Coker William from Perth, Australia, has been physically attacked and consistently threatened by schoolyard thugs, and in one case was even punched in the head 10 times.
Her bullies have thwarted punishment for two years – but a vicious attack while she sat alone at a bus-top tipped the schoolgirl over the edge, giving her the courage to report the abuse to police.
Tia Coker William (pictured) from Perth, Australia, had been physically attacked and consistently threatened by schoolyard thugs
Her bullies have thwarted punishment for two years – but a vicious attack while she sat alone at a bus-top tipped the schoolgirl over the edge, giving her the courage to report the abuse to police (Pictured is a filmed bullying incident)
Tia was ambushed by a group of girls on Sunday as she waited for a bus in the Perth suburb of Kwinana, Seven News reports.
She was knocked to the ground and savagely beaten 10 times in the head by her cruel classmates.
The final, brutal bus-stop attack was what pushed Tia to pay a visit to her local police station – and the tormented teenager spent the first day of school holidays reporting the crime.
‘It’s all fun and games for them until someone really gets hurt,’ Tia said through tears.
‘I just sit in my bedroom and cry because it will never stop.’
Girls from Tia’s high-school (pictured) were filmed brutally bashing her so hard she passed out
In earlier cases, Tia was told her house would be burnt down and the same group of girls physically attacked her, causing her to pass out.
Disturbing footage taken on a camera phone shows Tia being kicked and punched by several other girls in school uniforms.
Tia’s mother Chervaun Coker said she was horrified to learn the schoolyard bullies had threatened to burn her home down if they went to the police.
‘No-one should have to live like this. It’s really a mother’s worst nightmare,’ she added.
Ms Coker claims the high-school her daughter and the attackers attend has so far been unhelpful and felt forced to notify the police.
Western Australia Police is yet to confirm if they are investigating the abuse.