A 15-year-old boy was nearly blinded when a vicious school bully smashed his glasses into his face leaving him with horrific injuries.
Nathaniel Dryden, from Shelton Lock, Derbyshire, could be scarred for life after the unprovoked bully attack which left him ‘absolutely covered’ in blood.
Just weeks earlier the youngster had been subjected to another terrifying assault when he was repeated punched by the bully for no reason.
The sustained attack at Merrill Academy in Derby was filmed and shared on social media.
Nathaniel’s parents said a friend of the original attacker was behind the second beating, which left him needing hospital treatment.
His father, nurse practitioner Mick, said he fears his son has been psychologically scarred for life.
Mr Dryden said: ‘The first attack was on the 23 January. A bully approached my son and started punching him several times for no reason. We were told he was suspended for a period of time.
His father, nurse practitioner Mick, said he fears his son (pictured) has been psychologically scarred for life
‘Last Wednesday [February 16] was when the second attack happened. Another lad approached him and asked him if he thought this lad’s girlfriend was a s**t. He said he’d tell his friend that he called her a s**t when he didn’t.
‘Nathaniel protested and said he never said anything like that.’
Nathaniel was then approached by the second boy who asked why he had called his girlfriend a ‘s**t’.
Mr Dryden continued: ‘He protested again but was punched in the face. It was one punch but it was so vicious. It was horrific.
‘His glasses smashed and that’s caused him serious facial injuries. He was covered in blood.
‘At first he thought he was dying because of how much blood there was. It didn’t stop. He was covered.’
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