An 11 year old boy in the U.K. had to get his finger amputated after allegedly being physically attacked by racist bullies at his elementary school.
According to reports from his mother Shantel Bailey Instagram post; Her son Raheem Bailey allegedly was consistently being harassed. Although, Shantel did contact the school regarding several incidents of bullying against her child nothing was done.
She claims since her son began attending the school Abertillery Learning Community in Wales, September 2021, he made multiple complaints to her in regards to kids being mean to him. However, she did not understand the severity of the situation until the past week.
She states, “ On Monday, Raheem called me in tears whilst I was at work, saying that he’s being bullied and that the teacher threatened him with detention despite him being the one that’s getting picked on. After work I attended the school
and informed them that all this needed to stop. I was then reassured that everything would be handled by the Tuesday morning.
On Tuesday morning break time, Raheem was attacked and beaten by a group of children whilst in school. He was pushed to the ground and then repeatedly kicked.”
Her son severely damaged his finger while trying to escape the vicious attack on school grounds. Staff members at the school called Shantel and informed her an ambulance wouldn’t be available to transport Raheem for 2 hours. They then decided to take him to a “minor injury unit” via school bus, even though Raheem injuries were severe. Unfortunately after after six hours of surgery Raheem finger had to be amputated.
It now appears Shantel Bailey is seeking legal counsel due to the alleged events that happened to her son. She posted to her Instagram, “I’m looking for someone to help with the legal side of this case. If anyone can recommend a good solicitor would be very grateful. Thank you all for your kind messages, it means more than you can imagine”
Gwent Police confirmed it was looking into the incident. “A multi-agency meeting has taken place and we’re working with the school as part of our ongoing enquires,” a spokesperson told The Independent.