Brave teenager returns to school where her bullied brother hung himself to demand resignation of headteacher
There were two letters that were handed over, one demanded the resignation of the head teacher and other teachers in the school that has a strength of around 500 students.
Danielle John, 13, a heartbroken teenager who lost her brother to bullying returned back to the same school he hung himself in, and along with her parents handed a letter demanding that the headteacher resign from his position.
The family of Bradley John claims that he was subjected to bullying because of his Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and that he was missing from class an hour before he was found dead nine days ago.
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Bradley John's father Byron John, 53, is demanding the schools head teacher resign because he failed to have a working anti-bullying policy in the school. On Friday, Bradley, his wife Kate Pickard, 29, and Danielle handed over letters to St John Lloyd Roman Catholic comprehensive School in Llanelli, Wales. And as they did so, around 50 families gathered around the school and cheered for the family as they began the protest.
It was the first time that Danielle had been back to school since Bradley's death. There were two letters that were handed over, one demanded the resignation of the head teacher and other teachers in the school that has a strength of around 500 students. The second letter demanded that the school hand over school records into the bullying Bradley suffered a year before he tragically took his own life.
According to DailyMail, John said, "We are here today because Bradley was a vulnerable boy who didn't get the care and protection he deserved. He was missing for an hour and 10 minutes before the alarm was raised. We feel he could have been found in that time. Then two teachers refused to break into the cubicle where he was found. Danielle was there while all that happened - she saw her brother when they finally opened the door."
He even added that other children at school aren't receiving protection against bullying. "The bullying Bradley had suffered had been ongoing for at least 18 months and this has virtually been swept under the carpet. We are asking for the head's resignation along with other teachers who let Bradley down," he added. He also revealed that he is there to support Danielle who just turned 13 on Wednesday exactly a week after her brother had passed away.
Carmarthenshire Council claims that it was aware of the protest and the family's concerns that their son was being bullied. Cllr Glynog Davies, Executive Board Member for Education and Children's Services, said, "There is a formal investigation underway, and therefore it is inappropriate to speculate on the circumstances leading to this tragic incident," reports DailyMail.