Bashed Teenager at high School put on Utube (my step sons school)

@jennybianca (12919)
Australia
March 25, 2008 8:13pm CST
I am really furious about this. My 14.5 year old step son goes to a local state high school (in year 9). A few weeeks ago he related an incident regarding another boy in his class who was assaulted. We know the other boy well, as he is in my daughters swimming club. The incident a few weeks ago involved a group of boys kicking this boy "between the legs". A gang of kids stoood around watching him crouched on the ground crying & no one got a teacher. It was 20 minutes before he was found. The student doing the assaulting had his phone confiscated as he had videoed it. A few days ago, the same boy was bashed up so much that he had his jaw broken & the school had to call an ambulance. It was videoed, & is supposedly going to be put on Utube. This is so disgusting. The poor boy is only 14 years, & now due to his injuries can't do swimming training for a while. If I were his parents I would lay charges of assualt on the other boy(s), plus I would remove him from that school. PS. This school is supposedly a middle-upper class school in a good area. I have always said there is upper class bullying at that school. What would you do if your child was a victim of such behaviour, or worse, if your child was in the bullying group?
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@byfaithonly (10717)
• United States
27 Mar 08
I am so upset by just reading this I'm setting here crying - this is horrible and I can't believe the school and the police didn't take it more seriously the first time it happened. An the others who stood around watching just makes me sick to my stomach. This is what the world has come to - no one is willing to help the victim? I would certainly press charges against anyone doing something like this to my children, as well as the school for not doing something more about it. If one of my children was 'the bully' you can be sure I would turn them into the police myself - and you can ask my kids they know I have and would do it. I found out my oldest son was stealing hood ornaments off cars when he was 14 and I took him to the police station myself....
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@jennybianca (12919)
• Australia
27 Mar 08
I have since found out that not only is the boys jaw broken, which requires a splint between his teeth & jaw (he can only suck food through a straw), but he will need plastic surgery & facial reconstruction.
@byfaithonly (10717)
• United States
28 Mar 08
Sickening, just sickening, I read above that the bully has only gotten suspended I agree with what you said and hope the parents of the assulted boy press charges and the sooner the better. Do you know the family at all? Would it be possible for you and others to help them - I'm sure they have their hands full with what their son is going through but it seems the sooner charges are filled the better as there were wittnesses and they need to be brought in for questioning and such.
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@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
27 Mar 08
Throw the bum boy responsible for the beating in jail! Throw his parents in there with him! Anyone think I'm going too far, too bad!! This is actually me reacting to this with some civility. I'd REALLY want to take boy blunder and kick him down from one end of the school and back up the other end. If it was my child what would I do. Get the clown responsible removed from school. Press charges on that boy. Simple as that.
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@jennybianca (12919)
• Australia
27 Mar 08
He is too young to be put in jail, but, there is live in juvenile detention centre & he is not too young for that. I believe the school have not tre3ated this any near as severely as it should do. I have seen so much evide4nce of bullying at that school, & I can;'t believe the teachers haven't. I am just glad my daughter doesn't go to that school. State schools are limited in what they can do in terms of punishment, but I think they can still expel students. I certainly hope the parents lay charges. I haven't seen the propor kid at swimming for a few days now so he must have been significantly injured. I dont think you are going too far with your views, as I hate what goes on with the leniancy of some kids nowadays.
@jennybianca (12919)
• Australia
27 Mar 08
I have since found out that not only is the boys jaw broken, which requires a splint between his teeth & jaw (he can only suck food through a straw), but he will need plastic surgery & facial reconstruction
• United States
26 Mar 08
I would not only hold the shcool responsible I would also go to the police and charge the other boy with assault. Someone has to pay the medical bills and the boy needs to be punished.
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@jennybianca (12919)
• Australia
27 Mar 08
I entirely agree that laying charges of assault is the most appropiate thing to do. I dont believe the school have been taking it seriously enough.
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
26 Mar 08
What a cruel thing to do... nobody deserves to be treated like that... i just wonder what the school did to punish those bullies?... they should not only be suspended but expelled since they are a threat to all students in that school... they could have killed the boy... If i am the parent of the victim... i would sue the parents of the bullies... since it is obvious that they did not bring their child well... And if i am a parent of the bully... i will pull my child out of that school and send him to another country... or not send him to school for like a year...
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@jennybianca (12919)
• Australia
26 Mar 08
With the first incident, the bully only received internal suspension (which isn't much). With the latest incident, all students involved were suspended, but I dont know for how long. In my opinion, suspension is no where near good enough. The bully should be expelled. The victims parents must feel terrible, to know their child has been treated like this. I saw the boys father last night at swimming ( he has a brother son who swims too), but I didn't say anything to him as I felt it may be intruding.