Bullying is a problem that you should not take lightly. Some parents think this is just a phase that all youngsters must go through. What they don’t realize is that it’s a serious issue with far-reaching consequences for the kid. For others, it may be too intense, traumatizing them for life.

In a recent incident of bullying, an 11-year-old was so scared of his bullies that he jumped out the school bus window onto the highway.

According to sources, the boy was being harassed and taunted by his tormentors. He had no other choice but to retreat against the wall. As he rode on a school bus that was moving, he most likely felt that leaping out of the vehicle was his only option for escaping. And that’s exactly what he did.

In an incredible display of courage, a six-year-old boy leaped out of the vehicle and onto the roof of a car in Walton County, Georgia. He next rolled onto the highway in a daring act. Fortunately, he only suffered minor injuries – a concussion and a broken elbow – as a result of his bravery.

As soon as the deputy got to the scene, he closed down the intersection in order to investigate what happened. Although it was a miracle that the youngster survived after being in such a life-and-death scenario, his father did not relax until he knew his son was safe and sound.

Dion Murphy believed that his son had passed away.

He stated, “Death. First thing I’m thinking when I hear you jumped out of a vehicle… I was concerned he’d got ran over or killed. My son could’ve lost his life.”

Although the school had been warned, the boy’s father believes that they are not taking this matter seriously. He stated, “There are more tapes and that’s why I’m so upset because the school neglected the bullying act and did not do anything about it. They took it as horseplay, but my son could have lost his life.”

According to Dion, his son leaped because he felt he had no other choice. He continued, “One student jumped in his face, he was pushing him against the window. When he fell, the other student took his shoe and in a desperate attempt to escape it, he jumped out the window.”

The Walton County School District has released a statement addressing the situation. It reads: “Following a bus incident on May 5, a Walton County School District student sustained minor, non-life-threatening injuries. The other students and driver on the bus were not injured.”

The statement continued: “School and district officials are aware of the bullying allegations made in connection with this event. The Walton County School District does not tolerate bullying and harassment of any kind. The incident is being thoroughly investigated by school officials and any disciplinary issues that may arise will be handled appropriately at the school level.”

Dion told me that he had removed his son from Young Middle School in the hopes that a new environment would help him forget the bullying he endured and make it less likely to happen again.

The story of this boy is a harrowing reminder of how dangerous bullying can be. This situation could have had a much worse outcome.