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Bullying Victim Dies A Week After He Was Assaulted By Two Classmates

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Bullying Victim Dies A Week After He Was Assaulted By Two Classmates

A California middle school student died a week after he was brutally assaulted by two classmates.

The Daily Mail reports 13-year-old Diego, a student at Landmark Middle School, was pronounced clinically dead Tuesday night after succumbing to his injuries from an assault on September 16. The Moreno Valley teen was hit in the face by one student then punched in the side of his head by another. During the assault, Diego fell backward and hit his head against a concrete pillar. His assault was captured on video and uploaded to social media. His tragic death was announced by the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Office.

‘The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is saddened to share the 13-year-old victim from Landmark Middle School was pronounced clinically dead last night as a result of injuries sustained in the attack on Monday, September 16, 2019. Rigorous medical intervention and treatment efforts at an area hospital were unsuccessful.’

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Diego’s family is planning to donate his organs in hopes of saving another child’s life. The two boys involved in the assault, both aged 13, were arrested for the attack and Deigo’s death. They are currently in custody at the Riverside County Juvenile Hall. In a statement released by the school, the two suspects were honor students and their program does not allow behaviors such as bullying.

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One of the students said Diego was constantly bullied on social media and that bullying violence is constant problem at the school.

‘It’s really tough because there’s so many fights here, and they don’t do anything about it. The security’s all over the school, but they take forever to come.’

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