Following a failed suicide attempt by her 10-year-old daughter, 27-year-old mother Jess Brown from Droitwich, Worcs, is determined to stop bullies from harassing her girl.
According to school girl, Lilly-Jo Caldcott, and her mother, the bullies always find ways to verbally and physically abuse the girl over her weight.
Eventually, she couldn’t handle the pressure anymore. The day before her birthday, the 10-year-old attempted suicide by overdosing on pills. Fortunately, she was provided with emergency treatment in time to rescue her life.
During her recovery, Jess took the issue to social media in an attempt to warn other parents about the potential consequences of bullying. The mother shared pictures of her daughter seen throwing up and lying on the hospital bed in pain.
“I knew Lilly wasn’t right on Monday because she wasn’t eating and seemed really withdrawn after school. I sat her down and she admitted she’d taken some pills.
I took her to the GP and he said we should go straight to the hospital,” the girl’s worried mother, Jess, shared.
“I thought my daughter was going to die. I am disgusted my daughter is being bullied yet nothing is being done about it.
“Nobody seems to want to help at all. We will not be sending her back to the school, it’s not worth the risk. The doctor said if we had left her two more weeks, she would be dead. I’m not going to bury my child.”
Previously, the mother also posted an upsetting video of Lilly speaking out about bullying that takes place at her school.
“There is this kid at school who is bullying me since I have been at Witton,” Lilly-Jo said in the video. “It has been getting worse and worse; she pulled my hair in PE and stamped on my foot, I was crying and she went off laughing.
Then she was staring at me in the changing rooms and calling me fat.
“She saw me eating two crumpets, a drink and a turkey baguette, that was all I had. I’m scared she’s going to call me fat.
Every time I try to tell the school, I told the deputy headteacher on Wednesday morning, we were spending all morning, until 12.35 pm, having a meeting to get the truth out of her but she denied it all.
“She has sent text messages to my friend and now they are not speaking to me – they have a picture of me falling off a yellow bench and I was crying.
She said that if I don’t move from school she will carry on bullying me until I get angry. I don’t want to kill myself.”
The bullied girl’s headteacher, Cath Crossley, however, disagrees with the family’s claims. According to her, the school is doing everything in their power.
“We were made aware of these bullying allegations and took immediate action, following the relevant school policies and procedures,” the headteacher said.
“Face-to-face meetings were organized with me, the deputy headteacher and our chair of Governors with the families involved and the families have also been working with our support worker.
“This school takes all allegations of bullying extremely seriously, this includes racist, homophobic, gender-based or bullying related to disabilities. Our school maintains a strict anti-bullying policy, which can be accessed on our school website.
“This week is Anti-Bullying Week 2018 and we are fully supporting it. We are using this week to hold a special Kindness Week where children will be working together to create a Kindness Tree which will feature special messages of kindness.
“Pupils will also be undertaking some classroom learning on the theme of anti-bullying. Our thoughts go out to Lilly-Jo and her family at this difficult time.”
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