Harrowing Video Shows Speacial Needs Girl, 12, In Tears After School Bully Attack

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Heartbroken mother shares harrowing video showing her special needs daughter, 12, in tears after she was attacked by cruel schoolyard bullies in eerie reminder of Quaden’s emotional video

A devastated mother has shared a video of her non-verbal special needs daughter in tears after being scratched and bitten by a bully at school.

Kerri Arnold, from Hamilton on New Zealand’s North Island, filmed her daughter Aalyha, 12, with visible marks on her face, arm and the back of the neck after the attack at her school on Monday.

While explaining Aalyha’s ordeal and showing her wounds to the camera, Ms Arnold said the school called her that afternoon to tell her about the incident.

Kerri Arnold (right) shared a heartbreaking video of her daughter Aalyha (left) after she fell victim to a cruel bullying attack which left her scratched and with visible bite wounds

‘Today at approximately 1.30pm I was phoned by the school – she has been a victim of bullying,’ Ms Arnold said.

‘This young boy has scratched her eye, bit the side of her face, scratched her arm and she’s got scratches on her back.

‘Aalyha is non-verbal. She is always happy and it pains me to see my little girl so upset.’

The mother-of-two explained Aalyha had a condition called Angelman syndrome.

‘This is a rear syndrome that affects all areas of her life and ability to defend herself at all,’ the mother said.

The syndrome is a genetic disorder which can cause children to be happy and excitable, but also suffer problems with speech and their motor system.

Aalyha (pictured), who is non-verbal, appeared visibly distressed in the video shared online by her mother

Pictured: Bite marks on Aalyha’s arm after the vicious attack at the hands of a bully in her class

Alongside her video, which has been watched more than 400,000 times since being posted, Ms Arnold said the boy had since been removed from class.

‘I have spoken to the principal and the boy will be stood down for the rest of the week following this horrible event,’ she said.

She said teachers had expressed their disgust at what had happened, adding she was happy to see ‘action and some justice’ levelled at the boy who attacked her.

Ms Arnold explained Aalyha had a condition called Angelman syndrome – which affects her ability to defend herself

Ms Arnold said her daughter was previously bullied and two years ago was pushed over, bitten, pushed into a glass window – breaking her front tooth and fracturing her nose.

The mother told Daily Mail Australia said she has embraced Aalyha’s condition.

‘My angel was given to me how she is for a reason…. and it would potentially change the human being Aalyha is and I love her unconditionally just the way she is,’ she said.

Ms Arnold said her daughter had been previously bullied and broke her tooth two years ago when she was pushed over, bitten and pushed into a glass window

The emotional recording comes just weeks after Brisbane boy Quaden Bayles rose to international attention after his mother filmed him saying he wanted to kill himself because of bullying.

Shortly after the footage of Quaden talking about suicide went viral, an online fundraiser, ‘Let’s send a wonderful kid to Disneyland’, was set up by US comedian Brad Williams, who also has dwarfism.

More than 20,000 donors from across the world flocked to give $723,000 (US $474,000) to fund Quaden’s family’s special treat.

But on Thursday afternoon, his family stunned fans by turning down the trip – saying they would rather the money be given to charity to help combat bullying and suicide.

‘What kid wouldn’t want to go to Disneyland, especially if you have lived Quaden’s life,’ his aunt Mundanara told NITV News.

‘But my sister said “you know what, let’s get back to the real issue”. This little fella has been bullied. How many suicides, black or white, in our society have happened due to bullying.

Quaden Bayles was invited to walk the Indigenous All-Stars NRL team onto the pitch at Cbus Super Stadium. The nine-year-old rose to international attention after his mother filmed him saying he wanted to kill himself because of bullying

‘We want the money to go to community organisations that really need it. They know what the money should be spent on.

‘So as much as we want to go to Disneyland, I think our community would far off benefit from that.’

Six charities will each receive approximately $66,000 USD.

After the video went viral more than 20,000 donors from across the world flocked to give $723,000 to send Quaden to Disneyland, but his family stunned fans by turning down the trip

The charities receiving the money include, Born This Way Foundation, STOMP Out Bullying, Dolly’s Dream, Dwarfism Awareness Australia, Gallang Place and the Balunu Foundation.

The remaining funds will go to Quaden to cover ‘direct medical help, education, accommodation costs, food to feed the family’ and donations to charities of his choice.

In the heartbreaking footage, Quaden – who has the most common type of dwarfism called achondroplasia – is seen sobbing into the camera and saying he is suicidal from being relentlessly bullied.

Former rugby league player Johnathan Thurston poses with Quaden Bayles from Brisbane. Instead of all of the money going to Quaden, instead six charities will receive approximately $66,000 USD. The remaining funds will go towards Quaden and his family to cover costs like his direct medical help and food to feed

He told his mother: ‘Give me a rope, I want to kill myself.’

‘I just want to stab myself in the heart… I want someone to kill me.’

Quaden also scratched at his neck and said: ‘I want to die… I want to scratch myself’.

Ms Bayles shared the video publicly on Facebook in a bid to raise awareness about the impact of bullying.

The nine-year-old was invited to walk the Indigenous All-Stars NRL team onto the pitch at Cbus Super Stadium, on the Gold Coast, as they took on the Maori All-Stars on Saturday.

Ms Bayles said Quaden had gone ‘from the worst day of his life to the best day of his life’ after being asked to lead out the NRL team.

False rumours also spread though in the wake of the video going viral, with one post circulating on Twitter erroneously claiming Quaden’s high-profile Instagram page and modelling were proof he ‘scammed everybody’.

The accuser also pointed to a photo of Quaden at an 18th birthday party, falsely saying the celebrations were for him when they were actually for a friend of his named Garlen.

Another post had Quaden displaying cash accompanied by text falsely claiming the schoolboy was actually a paid actor.

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