Teenage boy who had ADHD commits suicide in school after being targeted by bullies
Bradley John was reportedly found dying at St John Lloyd Catholic Comprehensive School in Llanelli, west Wales on Wednesday
A teenage boy, who reportedly died in hospital after trying to take his own life in school, received a loving tribute from his father. According to Daily Mail, Bradley John was found dying at St John Lloyd Catholic Comprehensive School in Llanelli, west Wales on Wednesday.
His father Byron John said, "We as a family are devastated to lose Bradley. He was such a charismatic, wonderful and dearly loved individual." He then went on to praise his son saying, "He was an accomplished horse rider and founding member of the Three Counties Bloodhounds, who hunt the scent of a human runner."
"Bradley was the absolute centre of our world. We would like to thank everyone for their support at this horrific time. It has meant so much to the whole family." According to the publication, Bradley's suicide took place amid claims on social media by friends and relatives that he was being bullied.
This is Bradley John aged 14 from Ammanford South Wales yesterday lunch time Bradley took his own life at school as a consequence of bullying. Just this weekend he was competing at Broome's successfully show jumping he was a whipper-in for the three counties bloodhounds pic.twitter.com/2mM2BbBMRP— Nichola (@nichyevans) September 13, 2018
A family friend of the deceased teen wrote on Facebook, "Bradley had been diagnosed with ADHD and was terribly bullied as a direct result of the presentation of his neurodevelopmental condition."
As per reports, teacher's at Bradley's school became "concerned for the wellbeing of a pupil" at midday on Wednesday after other children raised the alarm. The pupil was given first aid till the ambulance arrived, after which, three rapid response vehicles and six police cars arrived at the scene.
A father who lived close to the school said, "Children were in tears when they were collected. It must have been a shock for the pupils there at the time."
A woman at a nearby doctor's surgery said: "I've been told it was a dreadful incident but no one seems to know exactly what happened. Everyone is just thinking about the boy's poor parents and sister at the moment."
Schoolboy in Llanelli dies in hospital after 'playground incident': Concerns were raised for the wellbeing of the schoolboy, named locally as Bradley John, at St John Lloyd Catholic Comprehensive School in Llanelli, west Wales, yesterday. https://t.co/1nFwY2gkiX pic.twitter.com/pGiUaTv6No— Patrick (@cahulaan) September 13, 2018
A heartbroken relative posted on Facebook: "My little Brad, a little boy with an absolute heart of gold who we all loved unconditionally, I hope you're at peace now away from those horrible bullies. We love you endlessly and always will, my little angel."
Another social media tribute from a family friend said: "There is absolutely no excuse for bullying. Bradley was such a sweet, kind-hearted boy with a huge love for horses. Life and people can so so cruel sometimes."
Meanwhile, St John Lloyd Catholic Comprehensive School has confirmed that the school is open as normal adding that pupils and staff will receive specialist support.