It’s Happening Again: Another Bullying In A Catholic School Leaves Boy Unconscious4 min read
It’s Happening Again: Another Bullying In A Catholic School Leaves Boy Unconscious.
Bullying in schools has been happening for decades, however, following recent incidents, the topic of bullying in schools is beginning to gather more and more attention. With the recent news on school bullying, parents are now paying more attention to their kids to ensure that they don’t get bullied in school.
Signs that a child is being bullied may include unexplainable injuries, symptoms of anxiety and post-traumatic stress, lost or destroyed clothing, changes in eating habits, declining grades, continual school absences, self-harm, suicidal ideations, and becoming overly apologetic. A recent case of bullying happened in a Catholic school.
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A boy has been left unconscious after he was bullied by his seniors at the Sacred Heart Primary School, owned by Catholic Church. The boy, in grade four was supposed to testify in a case of s*xual perversion among pupils on a Monday, but he was bullied by the seniors on the eve of his testimony.
According to the Chronicle, the Grade four boy was on November 6, 2021 taken for treatment at United Bulawayo Hospital where the doctor said he had suffered very serious injuries and that severe force was employed to inflict the injuries on him.
It was gathered that the boy was brutalised by Grade seven pupils as he was on the verge of testifying in an investigation into s*xual relations among pupils at the boarding school. The online portal reports that the boy was allegedly blindfolded, assaulted, tied with shoelace on the neck and thrown out of a window, as he lost his consciousness.
“He tried to commit suicide”
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Authorities of the school in Zimbabwe are attempting cover-up by claiming that the boy tried to commit suicide. But the boy’s father has withdrawn his child from the school.
“I was shocked when I was told that my child tried to commit suicide. This occurred as he was supposed to testify the following Monday in a case involving claims that some pupils were having s*xual relations. But that wasn’t to be as he was attacked on Sunday,” father of the boy said.
He added that “When I quizzed him (son), he said he never tried to commit suicide using shoelaces.
“He told me that he was attacked by a group of Grade Seven boys who blindfolded him using socks and took him to a window where one of them pushed him outside. He said his son told him that he tried to call his friend to help him,” he said.
“What shook me is that I was told that my child had fallen unconscious for about 10 minutes two hours later.
I was called at 5pm and arrived at the school at about 6pm and only to be informed that the incident occurred at 3pm. It didn’t make sense why the school would delay informing me about such a worrying case.
“My concern is that such bullying cases are being swept under the carpet”
The father said upon learning about the circumstances relating to the matter, he engaged the school as he believed that his son was being bullied.
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“The school and ministry of Primary and Secondary Education promised to carry out investigations and nothing has come out. I then went to the Ministry’s district offices in Esigodini to meet the District Education Director (DEO).
“The DEO was not there and I was advised to write a letter and send it through their email which I did and they saw that letter. I continued to make follow-ups with the DEO and on Monday, he told me that he has been consulting and the issue is confidential,” the father said.
“My concern is that such bullying cases are being swept under the carpet.
“I had wanted the Ministry to make an investigation on what is going on. We entrusted out kids to them and we expect them to account because we are in constant contact with them and never at any point, did they raise alarm over my child’s behaviour.”
He said he was worried by the lack of decisive action from both the school and ministry officials. He revealed that this lack of decisive action on the matter is what forced him to withdraw his son from the school.
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