A mum's pain after bullies target special needs student

Mrs Poon's son suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after being bullied in school and has withdrawn so much into himself that he struggles to speak or move. Mrs Poon tends to his every need from getting him out of bed to putting on his socks.
Mrs Poon's son suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after being bullied in school and has withdrawn so much into himself that he struggles to speak or move. Mrs Poon tends to his every need from getting him out of bed to putting on his socks.ST PHOTOS: KEVIN LIM
Mrs Poon's son suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after being bullied in school and has withdrawn so much into himself that he struggles to speak or move. Mrs Poon tends to his every need from getting him out of bed to putting on his socks.
Mrs Poon's son suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after being bullied in school and has withdrawn so much into himself that he struggles to speak or move. Mrs Poon tends to his every need from getting him out of bed to putting on his socks.ST PHOTOS: KEVIN LIM

A mother enrolled her son, who had minor social anxiety, in a neighbourhood secondary school in 2015, hoping he would learn to fit in.

Three years later, he "had to be withdrawn" from school as his condition had spiralled to post-traumatic stress disorder due to prolonged bullying in school.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 22, 2018, with the headline 'A mum's pain after bullies target special needs student'. Print Edition | Subscribe