It’s with a heavy heart that I report a 13-year-old boy who was critically injured in a bullying attack has passed away.
The young California teen, identified as Diego, was attacked by two students at Moreno Valley Middle School on September 16.
Cellphone video shows one boy punching Diego in the face. Another student sucker-punched Diego in the head sending him to the ground. On his way to the ground, Diego’s head hit a pillar.
When Diego hit the ground, the first attacked rushed over to punch him in the head again.
According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Diego was pronounced clinically dead Tuesday night as a result of the injuries he sustained in the attack.
His family plans to donate Diego’s organs “to transform this tragedy into the gift of life for other children.”
The two boys, described as honor students, were arrested.
The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office filed complaints charging both of them with assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury.
This is completely heartbreaking, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the medical examiner “finds” some undiagnosed pre-existing condition that will get Diego’s attackers off of the hook. ?
My prayers and sincerest condolences to Diego’s family.
Source: CBS Los Angeles