Jai Morcom: Police probe schoolyard death for bullying


By Charlotte Glennie
The World Today
Police are investigating claims 15-year-old Jai Morcom, who died after a schoolyard brawl on the New South Wales north coast, was being bullied.

Jai died in hospital on Sunday after suffering head injuries allegedly during a fight at Mullumbimby High School last Friday.

Police say the incident started as a fight between two boys, and that Jai was a bystander.

Today students staged a mass walkout to protest the death of their friend.

Some students and parents are calling for the sacking of the principal, saying violence at the school is out of control.

Acting Superintendent Owen King says police will spend the next few days interviewing staff and witnesses of the fight. Full story.

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