School Covers Up Bully’s Attack On 9-Year-Old Girl (Photos) School Covers Up Bully’s Attack On 9-Year-Old Girl (Photos)
A schoolyard bully in Alabama allegedly attacked a 9-year-old girl, leaving her with a concussion, two black eyes and a face full of bruises. ... School Covers Up Bully’s Attack On 9-Year-Old Girl (Photos)

A schoolyard bully in Alabama allegedly attacked a 9-year-old girl, leaving her with a concussion, two black eyes and a face full of bruises. 

School officials insisted that the girl wasn’t bullied, but instead received the injuries from a fall.

Alabama mother Kelly Turpin received a phone call Feb. 3 from her daughter’s school informing her that her 9-year-old needed to be picked up.

“I got called to come to the school around 10 a.m. Friday,” she told Alabama.com. “They told me my daughter fell and I needed to come to the school.”

However, once she arrived at the school, her daughter, Lanny, told her that she didn’t fall and was actually attacked by a fellow classmate.

Reportedly, Lanny was walking to art class with a group of friends when another girl grabbed and jumped on top of her. Lanny fell down and her head hit a metal pole, causing a concussion.


The bully reportedly did not want Lanny to be friends with another person. After the attack, the child asked Lanny to keep quiet, saying: “I’m so sorry. Don’t tell anybody I did it.”

While Lanny was upfront about the nature of her injuries, the school nurse had a different story, calling the girl’s bruised face “an accident.”

“The nurse started telling me my daughter fell and was hurt accidentally,” Turpin told Alabama.com. “But my daughter said ‘No mom,’ it wasn’t an accident.’”

Turpin rushed her daughter to the local hospital and the girl received a CT scan. While she is expected to make a full recovery, Turpin doesn’t want her daughter’s story to be forgotten.

Posting photos of her daughter’s injuries online, Turpin wrote that Lanny “was being nice to a mentally challenged child and the other girl didn’t like it,” according to the Daily Mail.

When she asked the principal about the bully’s punishment, he said that “she would be suspended for two days … [but] then I found out they didn’t even do anything to her.”

This is not an isolated incident, according to Turpin.

“Other mothers are in the same situation,” she told Alabama.com. “And we went through this before with my older child. Nothing has changed when we’ve gone to the school about the bullying. I just want them safe at school.”

Turpin plans to start homeschooling her daughter because she feels that the school district isn’t doing enough to stop bullying. Principal Tony Willis said he could not comment on the issue or confirm whether the bully received punishment.

“We’ve been instructed we’re not to comment on this situation because the family has been speaking to an attorney,” Willis said. “With any incident, we’re going to look into it and follow our code of conduct to the letter. We try to be proactive rather than reactive and make sure students are comfortable enough to talk with us when they encounter problems.”

Henry Okafor

  • Felicia

    2017-02-19 #1 Author

    I will not be kept quiet about anyone bullying my child!!! The school was so wrong for this!!

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  • Neka

    2017-02-19 #2 Author

    Very touchy situation. By the marks and bruises they should of known this was no accident nor fall. Bullying is not right and those involved should be punished for their actions. Praying for this little girl.

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  • Julia Gallow

    2017-02-19 #3 Author

    That’s why children are committing suicide now because no one is doing anything about it. A change has to be made!

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  • Bridget

    2017-02-19 #4 Author

    I think it is really sad that you can’t send you child to school to learn without being afraid that someone is picking on them I think the teachers need to be more aware

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  • Sameria Osseili

    2017-02-20 #5 Author

    For too long our society has shrugged off bullying by labeling it a ‘rite of passage and by asking students to simply get over it . Those attitude need to change every day students are bullied into silence and are afraid to speak up.Lets break this silence and end school bullying

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  • Narkeria coleman

    2017-02-20 #6 Author

    It’s Just Said How Nowadays You Just Go To School And Get Yo Education Without Being Bullied Teaches Needa Be More Aware About Things Bout That.

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  • Yasmine

    2017-02-20 #7 Author

    So sad!!!!! the school was wrong for that!!!! how could they allow that to even go on???? just sickening

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  • Kadara

    2017-02-20 #8 Author

    We can even send our children to school and think they’re safe! I hope I never experience this with my children! It’s really sad! Bullying sucks!

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  • Lah’rae

    2017-02-22 #9 Author

    Bullying needs to be stopped young children are taken their own lives because of bullying and it is not okay you shouldn’t have to worry about you child being hurt in school

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