Bullying remains in the news these days with the latest example being a school bully attack in Elko, Nevada. A 16-year-old had been complaining of bullying for months but did not deal with it for fear that the problem would worsen with outside help. Sadly, things got out of control on January 17.
On January 17, 2019, Sandra Davidson received a call saying that her son had been hit at school and had taken a nasty fall. He was unconscious and being taken to the hospital. Once there, doctors discovered that Neo Hobbs had bleeding on the brain, and he was quickly transported to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City hundreds of miles away.
The damage was readily apparent. Not only did he have a brain bleed with bruising, but also his skull was fractured in multiple places.
According to Fox 13 News, Neo remained in a coma for days but is now responsive. However, due to the brain damage sustained in the attack, he will have to relearn many of the most basic acts of daily living, such as walking, talking and feeding himself. He will need months of physical therapy and will almost certainly remain in the hospital for at least two months.
Life may never be the same for Neo, and the Elko school district has yet to clear up matters. According to Newsner, the school district has been doing its best to downplay the situation, saying that the injuries were from some punches and a fall.
On the other hand, Neo’s lawyers maintain that something much more than that had to happen. Looking at what happened to Neo’s skull and brain, it seems apparent that he had to have been hit with something.
Neo’s mother, his lawyers and others engaged in this school bully attack will have to wait until Neo can tell his side of the story. Additionally, the bully has yet to be identified. Until that time, the family appreciates all donations made to the Neo Hobbs GoFundMe page.