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.
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