Extreme bullying: Girl with heart defect allegedly hanged from a tree with jump rope | Inquirer News

Extreme bullying: Girl with heart defect allegedly hanged from a tree with jump rope

/ 10:43 AM September 04, 2018
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Queen of Apostles School in Perth, Australia. Image: Facebook/@QueenofApostlesRiverton

An 11-year-old girl with a heart disease was reported to have been hanged from a tree by a school bully using a jump rope in Perth, Australia.

Online news site 9News based in Perth reported on Saturday that the girl, whom it identified as Amber and who has a congenital heart defect, claimed one of the students in her school in Riverton, Queen of Apostles School, tied a jump rope around her neck and hanged her from a nearby tree on Friday, Aug. 31.


Belinda Yoon, Amber’s mother, said her daughter’s toes were scraping the ground and could have died from what happened if not for a teacher who came to Amber’s rescue.

Soon told 9News that her daughter has been bullied in school and wants the school to be accountable for the latest case of bullying. The report said the school has been consulting with the families of the students impacted by the incident.


Amber, who had numerous operations on her trachea, now has to check with her surgeon to ensure the incident did not cause any damage.

Yoon wants the primary school to be accountable for the incident, the report said. She alleges the school authorities failed to inform her of what happened. Moreover, the school supposedly did not seek medical attention for Amber after she was hanged.

Police have launched an investigation into the matter, interviewing all the parties involved. Kate Matriano/NVG


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