Boy forced to amputate finger after running away from racist bullies

An 11-year-old boy had to have his finger amputated after sustaining serious injuries while fleeing school bullies. According to Ms Shantal Bailey, her son Raheem Bailey has been subjected to racial and physical abuse since he began joining the Abertillery Learning Community in Wales. He was trying desperately to escape his bullies by jumping over a fence, when his finger got caught, breaking in half.

“Raheem was attacked and beaten by a group of children while at school. He was pushed to the ground and then repeatedly kicked,” Shantal detailed in a recent instagram post. “Therefore, Raheem tried to leave the school grounds to get out of this situation. I received a phone call from Raheem and then the school informed about the incident.”

Staff members are said to have informed Shantal that an ambulance wouldn’t arrive for two hours so they were taken to the “mild injury unit” by school bus, despite Raheem’s injuries being severe. Although it took 6 hours of surgery to try to save Raheem’s finger, it unfortunately had to be amputated.

According to The Independent, law enforcement confirmed that they were looking into the matter. A Welsh government spokesman said: “We condemn bullying and racial harassment in all its forms and hope allegations and incidents of bullying and racism will be heard by schools. A full investigation with appropriate action is taken to resolve the issue and prevent further cases from occurring.”

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