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A mother from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, said that bullying nearly killer her 9-year-old autistic boy after he got impaled by a plank of wood with a rusty nail sticking out of it. The ER surgeons successfully removed the foreign object and gave him antibiotics to prevent an infection.
Autistic Boy Was With His Parents When He Got Impaled by Prank
Natasha Smith is a 30-year-old Mansfield mother with a heartbreaking message about the consequences of bullying. The English woman said that Romeo, her 9-year-old autistic son, almost lost his life after being picked on by school bullies.
When he was a tyke, Romeo has been diagnosed with autism. As his mother pointed out, the condition makes Romeo an easy target for his classmates or neighborhood kids who do not understand the condition.
With tears in her eyes, Smith recalls the dreadful day she had to take her son to the hospital. She went, as usual, to pick out her son from school. Given his condition, Romeo is prone to passing fancies, such as stopping in the middle of the road to observe buildings or to look at people.
Natasha, more than familiar with Romeo’s behavior, went ahead, more than certain that the boy will catch up. However, a feeling of dread overcame Natasha when she arrived home and realized that the autistic boy was nowhere in sight.
She asked Craig, Rome’s dad, to go out and search for him. The man found Romeo strung up a tree, with several children around, taunting him with sticks.
After the two took him down from the tree, one of the boys threw a wooden plank toward him before running away. Unfortunately, the wood plank had a rusty nail attached to it which got stuck in Romeo’s head.
The ER physicians managed to remove the plank from Romeo’s head. He was discharged later that day with an antibiotics prescription.
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