Deaf Community: RISE UP and SPEAK! Let our anger be heard! Hearing Community: RISE UP and REACT! One of your own has hurt a deaf kid!
What the video says (sorry no closed captioning here, what a waste!), is that a legally deaf kid was beaten up, had his hearing aids stolen, thrown out the window, STOMPED to bits, and then tossed in the trash.
Here's the updated article:http://www.wtae.com/news/29045405/detail.html
Even though the school has stepped up their approach to anti-bullying tactics, it is not enough.
It's time for warnings to be over. It's time for bullies to face the LAW!
I would advocate one policy that needs to be established: ZERO TOLERANCE TO BULLYING!
How that works? It's simple. Bullying equals FELONY ASSAULT! It's a clear case where police must be called in and arresting the students who has done the bullying. It's time that school districts and superintends send a clear message to bullies. This message is this: You, the bully, that hurts a student, no matter how simple it is, you will be arrested, prosecuted, and expelled from the school district. Your parents will be arrested right along with you!
In the last 5 years we've seen bullying rise to an epidemic rate. It's not just deaf students being bullied. But hearing students, hearing disabled students, Gay Students, Lesbian students, Bi-sexual, and Transgendered students being bullied. What happens? The average story does end, with out intervention happening, is that victims (who are bullied) ends in suicide! Does the bully feel remorse for the victim he bullied? Most often they scoff and say: NOT MY PROBLEM! I'M GLAD I DID IT!
Let these bullies and there parents spend some time in jail/prison and having an arrest record for the rest of their life. It's time that we used the law and protect students being bullied. Students have a right to an education without the fear of physical abuse in the academic world.
Stand up against bullies! Their time is OVER!
Till next post, I'll clue you in!