Keaton Jones, the boy in a video who opened up about his bullying, revealed that he hasn’t gone back to school since the clip went viral.
The 11-year-old boy said that he’s not sure when he’ll return to Horace Maynard Middle School in Maynardville, Tennessee, according to People magazine.
Bullied Tennessee tween Keaton Jones won't return to his middle school until at least JANUARY https://t.co/J27ERYl1vf
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) December 14, 2017
“I actually haven’t been to school,” he said. And he asked of his bullies, “Why do you bully? What’s the point of it? It makes me feel awful.”
His mother, Kimberly, said the child didn’t want to go back to the school even when “the whole world wanted to come and eat lunch with him.”
UK exclusive: Bullied boy Keaton Jones and mum Kimberly have their say
It’s the viral bullying story that’s got everyone talking, but having faced criticism for some photos alleging racist views, Kimberly and Keaton put the record straight… pic.twitter.com/9V88lkbguB
— This Morning? (@thismorning) December 14, 2017
“I’ve struggled anyway, especially being this close to Christmas break, but after seeing how big it got, I mean it just seems like maybe we should let it die down a little bit before we made any decisions so that we could kind of have a reality of what life is gonna be like,” she added.
The video prompted athletes, MMA fighters, and other celebrities to rally around the boy.
Keaton also got to visit University of Tennessee athletic director Phillip Fulmer, according to SEC Country. He also got to tour around the campus.
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