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A suburban Philadelphia school district is in mourning after a sixth-grader was taken off life support following injuries suffered in a fight this January.

Bullied Boy Dies

Family members say Bailey O’Neill died Sunday morning, a day after he turned 12. The sixth-grader suffered a concussion, broken nose and other injuries.

The fight took place at Darby Township School on January 10, after which doctors put him in a medically induced coma when he began having seizures.


Southeast Delco School District Superintendent Stephen D. Butz said Monday that the school sends its condolences to the boy’s friends and family.

He said that additional counselors are being made available for students and staff in the wake of the tragedy, which has left the community reeling.

Delaware County D.A. Jack Whelan has been investigating what happened. Messages for Whelan and the boy’s family weren’t immediately returned.