(WBIR) - The community continues to show support for a Union County boy who says he’s the victim of bullying at school.
11-year-old Keaton Jones’ story has spread around the world after a video his mother recorded and posted on Facebook went viral. The video shows Keaton crying while he talks about being bullied at his school, and asks why children do it.
Tuesday, he got a chance to meet several University of Tennessee football players and Athletics Director Phillip Fulmer.
“You’ve got quite the entourage,” Fulmer said to Keaton in a live stream by Vols wide receiver Tyler Byrd.
Great time showing our guy Keaton around the football facilities this afternoon! 🍊🏈 pic.twitter.com/kwsQaBy28j— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) December 12, 2017
Keaton got his own Tennessee jersey with his initials on his back. He also got to Facetime with new head coach Jeremy Pruitt, and toured Neyland Stadium.
Though some questions have arisen about Keaton’s mother’s social media posts, she did not return repeated interview requests Tuesday, and declined to speak to reporters outside the UT athletics building.