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Family Of Bullied 12-Year-Old Who Died After Vicious School Attack Considering Legal Action

Bullied 12 year old dies

Mar. 5 2013, Published 7:13 a.m. ET

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The family of the 12-year-old boy who was seemingly "bullied to death" is considering taking legal action over the devastating tragedy, is exclusively reporting.

As we previously reported, Philadelphia sixth-grader Bailey O'Neill died Sunday after being hospitalized for vomiting and seizures following a brutal beating by two boys at Darby Township School last month.

"We are doing alright," his devastated grandmother, Joy Fecanin, told following the heartbreaking decision to take the young boy off life support -- just one day after his twelfth birthday.

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When asked if the family, which includes Bailey's mother, Jina Risoldi, will be taking legal action, Fecanin told, "I don't know yet, but it's being considered.

"My daughter is going to speak out tomorrow, I think she is doing a press conference," explained Fecanin, who has previously expressed her hope that her grandson's tormenters will be punished.

While the students who jumped Bailey were suspended for two days, investigators have not yet revealed whether they will be criminally charged, NBC 10 Philadelphia reported.


Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan announced that investigators are trying to determine if the injuries Bailey received during the attack caused his seizures, and are currently interviewing students and recess aides who were on the playground when the brawl broke out.

Bailey's seizures started nearly two weeks after he was jumped in the fight, in which he suffered a concussion and a broken nose, according to O'Neill's family. After the seizures began, doctors put the boy in a medically-induced coma and also administered a blood transfusion for pneumonia.

As previously reported, Bailey’s younger brother has been taken out of school for fear he would also become the victim of bullying.

A fund that was set up for Bailey has currently raised almost $11,000 -- to donate please visit

There is also a Facebook page set up in memory of the young lad — Building Hope For Bailey.



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