No, not again! Someones needs to be held accountable and a finger needs to pointed at someone. I point my finger right, smack dab in the middle of the foreheads of the parents of these bullies. This is beyond disgusting and unacceptable. What will it take for this to stop? Is all this media attention on the topic of bullying making it worse? Planting seeds in the little heads of demon children? Mike Enders
he death of an 11-year-old boy with muscular dystrophy months after his assault by a bully has shined a spotlight on bullying in Canada’s schools.
Muscular dystrophy left Mitchell Wilson struggling to do simple things like walking around the block or climbing stairs. He also had to use a walker at school. Doctors had urged him to exercise regularly to stave off the disease’s effects, something that was growing increasingly difficult for the boy.
Wilson was mugged last November by a 12-year-old boy from his school. The assailant was after the iPhone Wilson borrowed from his dad. The bully was arrested and removed from the Pickering, Ont. school they both attended.
“He was never the same,” said Craig Wilson to the Toronto Star, the boy’s father and the one who found the boy’s body in his room with a plastic bag tied around his head earlier this month.
Things didn’t get any better for the young Mitchell as the court date loomed. And the bullying didn’t stop.
“Subsequent to the beating that he took, he just lost that spark you see in a kid’s eye. He had huge anxiety attacks about going outside and going for his walks and going to school by himself,” Craig Wilson told CTV’s Canada AM.
“At the cottage in July, he said, ‘If I have to go back to that school, I’ll kill myself,’” the boy’s grandmother, Pam Wilson, told the National Post.
“He was very afraid, very fearful that he was going to run into this kid again,” Mitchell’s father told the CBC. MORE