12-Year-Old Dies After Being Punched In The Head Over $1 Bet


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Now this is such sad story.

A young boy in New York has died after being punched in the head by a classmate over a $1 bet.

New York authorities issued a statement about the tragic incident where they explained more of what happened.

“Romy was only 12 years old and his life was invaluable, worth far more than the $1 dare that cut his life short and left his family searching for answers. This Mother’s Day weekend will be different for the Vilsaint family and his mother miles away in Haiti trying to cope with the loss of her son. This is a tragedy for a family who dreamed of a better life and brighter future for Romy now overwhelmed by grief and anguish. No parent should ever have to wonder whether their child will return safe and sound after school. We need to know more about what happened and how to prevent another family from this unimaginable experience. I am heartbroken by this news and extend my deepest sympathies to the Vilsaint family and the P.S. 361 community.”

The New York Police Department has launched an investigation in hopes to bring the family some sort of comfort. They also hope this doesn't happen again.