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[Re-Posted by The DeSean Jackson Foundation, 2/26/2015, at the request of Bailey’s father.]

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Bailey O’Neill Dead: 12-Year-Old Boy Dies In Coma After Attack
Posted: 03/04/2013 2:32 pm EST | Updated: 03/04/2013 5:04 pm EST
[Reprinted by The DeSean Jackson Foundation, 03/04/13 9:00 CST]
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Bailey O’Neill, a 12 year old boy who police say was attacked and beaten at his school in January died in the hospital on Sunday.

Flags at Darby Township School in Glenolden, Pa., were at half-mast on Monday in memory of Bailey O’Neill, who died on Sunday, NBC Philadelphia reports. The boy had been in a “medically-induced coma after suffering several seizures,” according to the station.

O’Neill, who turned 12 the day before he died, suffered a concussion and a broken nose in the incident.

On Sunday, this message was posted to the Building Hope For Bailey Facebook page:

I would like to thank everyone who has prayed and supported Bailey and his family!! Bailey has been the strongest toughest boy I know. He has fought this battle long and hard. There just wasn’t a way to fix this. I wish I could say he will get better but I can’t. Bailey has gone to be with god today

A separate post asks people to donate to O’Neill’s parents “in their time of need.”

The Delco Times reports that it’s “unclear” what happened before and after the fight. While the family is convinced O’Neill was bullied, school authorities and police have “stopped short” of using the term.

The Associated Press reports that Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan is investigating the incident to determine if O’Neill’s alleged attackers will be charged. Police said the injuries happened during a “one-on-one altercation, which was caught on tape.”

MESSAGE FROM ROBERT O’NEILL (BAILEY’S FATHER)

Dear DeSean and Mrs. Jackson:

Thanks for your support.  I am updating you on our progress. Our official name is – Battle for Bailey Anti bullying Organization and we are located in Essington, PA  (minutes from Philly).our website is www.battleforbailey.org and we are also on Facebook as Battle for Bailey.  I would like to spread the word that I do travel to schools across the country to speak to schools and parents about bullying and the effects it has on the kids these days. I also tell Bailey’s story to help them learn that bullying can lead to death; and. how they can learn how to stand up and speak up. If you can help me with putting us out there where people can see what I’m doing I would really appreciate it. ..Thank you so much for all your help. – Robert O’Neill (E-Mail: battleforbailey@gmail.com, Phone: 610-203-8603).