Bayonne Boy Says School Officials Aren’t Doing Anything To Stop Bullying

BAYONNE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Since the first day of classes, an 11-year-old New Jersey boy claims he has been tortured by a pair of schoolyard bullies and administrators have ignored his pleas for help.

Robert Jones tells 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg he doesn’t feel safe at school.

Robert Jones tells 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg his story

“I know something will happen if nothing is done,” he said.

The Bayonne sixth grader said the bullies are relentless and have stolen his bike, jumped and beat him and threatened him online.

“Me and my friend were at the park, they were there. We went to another park, they were there. We left and went to the store, they were there,” Robert said.

Robert’s mother said he has a heart condition that causes him to faint because of a sudden drop in blood pressure and that the added stress can kill him.

“With the stress there’s not enough blood going to the heart; it’s scary. Me and my son pray every night for his safety,” Lavina Enoch said. “These kids ruined his life. He’s so depressed he doesn’t even want to be here no more.”

New Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, which requires school districts to investigate complaints and take action, puts the onus on the John Bailey School administrators.

“I want them out or I want a new principal so he can run the school and he can run it properly,” Robert said.

“I can only do what I can to protect him, but the school is supposed to protect him,” Enoch said.

Enoch has filed a harassment complaint against the 12-year-old bullies. She says her 14-year-old daughter is now also being victimized.

Calls to the principal of John Bailey School have not been returned.

What more can be done to protect children from bullies? Sound off below…


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  1. Morris Bergen says:

    You realize that “doing something to stop the bullying” would violate the bullies’ civil rights.

    BULLIES HAVE RIGHTS, TOO. Why doesn’t somebody think about protecting their needs?

    1. I P Standing says:

      read drudge today,,the schools always denaey it happens until the next one

    2. Brittney says:

      it’s not the first time they’ve done it. i used to attend that school & knew many kids being victimized & anytime it was reported the school officials ignored it.

  2. Rebecca Smith says:

    This woman’s 12 year old daughter got a concussion and some teeth knocked out by older boys from Ethiopia and Sudan after she talked to the principal because she had been punched on the bus by one of them. They were angry she ‘wouldn’t be their girlfriend’ = after they saw her coming from the principals office she was mobbed up and punched up by several of them. When the mom and family asked what is being done to the boys who did this the Vice Principal said ‘there’s two sides to every story!” and they have not even been SUSPENDED. Here’s the one side. You bust out somebody’s teeth?? You GONE. Oh no can’t kick out the poor war torn kids, even if they are violent and nuts. Sorry they grew up in crap, but why do our kids have to suffer the repercussions. Put them in special schools to help them deal with their issues, rather than having them deal their issues OUT to little girls.

  3. Rebecca Smith says:

    I would personally kick those bullies asses (i don’t care if they are minors) and also sue their parents. Sue the school, sue the principal, hold protests, I am SICK of this bullying crap I hear about. I am almost 50 years old, i was always the littlest person in class, and i was bullied, it still makes me mad. But this poor kid MIGHT DIE. I would like to say I can’t believe the principal has done nothing, but let’s be real. Principals half the time are P.C. pricks. Let me guess, the bullies are some minority group, and the sick kid is white. It’s racist to stop the bullies even if the child might die.
    Hey Mom of this kid, I’m not working right now…if someone would pay my ticket to get there, i will gladly follow these little punks around and let them see how it feels to be STALKED. Forget the fact that they are also bullies, GET ‘EM ON THE ANTI-STALKING LAWS !!!

  4. dooper12 says:

    how come the kid plays baseball, flag football and rides his bike in the summer heat all day & night for hrs??? wow, yeah, thats some heart condition he has

  5. RD3 says:

    This should not be tolerated AT ALL. No one, especially a student, should be victimized by another person. Bayonne needs to get its act together.

  6. Nick says:

    Here’s where the constant lying and whining shows up. IF they had actually stolen your bike, all you had to do was file a police report and they’ll be arrested and sent to juve. IF.

  7. Queens rider says:

    Truth told, I would give the bully fair warning- lay off my kid or I will take it out on your mom. Then follow through and beat down the mom if it continues. Kids don’t need to live in fear. Period.

    1. slimgoodie says:

      I like that one that is what i say, and i understand about that bulling i was bullied up until the 7th grade my dad taught me how to box and defend myself and i took it to another level from that time on i take no mess from NO One. My mom have always said don’t start nothing there won’t be nothing. But if they start it you better finish it to keep them off of you.

  8. Sal says:

    I was bullied in school back in the day – that ended when my left fist met the bullies right eye. After he got up off the floor, he must have realized I am right handed and ran out of the room. That was resolved pretty quickly, no teachers, no cops. The only result was the punks mom going to my mom, who told her she should have stopped her son from bullying, got what he deserved.

    1. slimgoodie says:

      I like that one. It is sad when parents have bully kids and are not awhere of it but for those that are and don’t put a stop to it i say a parent beat down with No jail time sounds good. No Guns involved. But First give the talk that way it can’t be said that you were not warned. Another one of my mother saying is remember bullies hurt like you hurt and bleed like you bleed so the same pain they are inflicking on you return it. And keep your eyes open at all times

    2. LAstud says:

      Here-Here! That’s how we solved things when I was a kid. You kick your bullies ass, and moved on. That’s part of growing up, and learning to stick up for yourself. We didn’t need the fed govt and police doing it for us. Kids have gotten so soft and pathetic. This kid needs to take a boxing class and punch his bully in the face. Problem solved.

  9. Michelle says:

    If the bullying is not happening at the school and the affects of the bullying are not obvious at the school then the school officials should not be responsible. Instead, the mother should file harassment and theft charges against the bullies.

  10. Jason says:

    They would simply yes you to death and sweep it under the rug as always.
    They could care less.
    Try to open their collective bargaining contracts or take away their lavish paid vacations then they join forces.
    Education or the well being of their students, they could care less about?

  11. ken88 says:

    This “anti-bullying” progressivist jihad is just an underhanded means of foisting the homophile agenda upon the upcoming generation. They have to be brainwashed early, and often. Adults already know to shut their mouths, and march in step, but they can’t stop an boy from calling a classmate a sissy. This is their method of stopping that.

  12. LIn says:

    I would be at the school in person demanding something be done. I’d scream to the board of ed, the school, other parents….make as much noise as possible about this. No child with a heart condition or any child needs this kind of ILLEGAL bullying.

    1. Sal says:

      If this is happening off school grounds, does the Anti-Bullying law still apply? Doesn’t this go from a school issue to a police issue?

      ““Me and my friend were at the park, they were there. We went to another park, they were there. We left and went to the store, they were there,” Robert said.”

      1. Corey Equality Bernstein says:

        Under the new anti-bullying law applies if the bullying continues at school or affects the student at school, which in this case it does.

  13. boot camp says:

    Should be 1 time and your out.Better yet we need States to start boot camps for troubled kids and let them get some treatment on how it feels to be bullied.

  14. val says:

    How about calling the POLICE and having them come to the bullies’ homes and confront their parents? Something must be done.

    1. Jason says:

      Again, the police can do nothing here !

      1. Sam says:

        Since the bullies stole a bike from the kid yes the police can do something. They can arrest the bullies on roberry and battery charges.

        1. Neina says:

          And harassment…and assault.

        2. Jerry says:

          thats not bullying thats theft???

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