Sadly, bullying is still a prevalent problem in many schools. Many children suffer from endless teasing, name-calling and in some cases, even violence from their peers. According to the National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice, as many as 20% of students aged 12-18 experienced bullying in 2017. Children who are experiencing bullying are more likely to have negative issues related to mental and psychical health. They are more likely to experience depression and anxiety, have decreased academic achievement and health complaints. Despite the devastating effect bullying can have on kids, we often see examples of how adults and teachers fail to appropriately intervene and help the victims.

Recently, a video of a fight breaking out on school grounds went viral. In the shared video, a girl harassing a boy is clearly visible. The unidentified girl kept hitting and pushing the boy around, daring him to hit her back. The boy tried to retaliate and get away from her, but after she showed no signs of intending to leave him alone, the boy hits her back. This sparks violent behavior from the girl’s friend who is also hit by the boy. However, people who have watched the video noticed an unsettling detail – students and teachers only intervened when the boy started to fight back but did nothing when the boy was being harassed.

The boy from the video joined the discussions by offering more details on how the situation unfolded. Later he wrote an update saying that he got suspended for the fight while the school is investigating the incident.

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“So basically me and my friends talking and we hear her say that the school is dumb ass s**t for running a dance after the tragic we had this morning and my friends said that the school can we whatever they want and she didn’t like that and she said that “everyone that goes to that dance need to get shot and put into a grave” and me and my friends were like this b**ch crazy and she started yelling at my friend and I started to laugh and she said she will “smake that smile on my face” and I said ok whatever and she said “you think I’m playing games” I continued to say whatever and she was like ok after class you will see. I said ok and we got out of class and I walked out of the 2000 building and she said “hey pussy we’re are you going” I then turned around and looked at her and then she started yelling in my face and she started to get close to me and that’s when the video started. I walked backwards all the way to the vending machine and her friend dropped her bag like she was about To do something so I dropped my bad and then I continued to say back up I don’t wanna get mad and then she swung at me and then I said ” last time do not touch me” and then she started yelling in my face again as I’m still trying to get her the f**k away from me and then she swung again so then I slapped her with a open hand and then her friend grab and rips my t-shirt and I turn around and hit her, then she come back and then I hit the crazy b**ch again then a teacher split as up. What I did was f**ked up and I wish I could change it, but I didn’t want to turn my back to her and have both of them behind me so that’s why I did what I did. ”

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“Ok so there is rumors going around and I’m going to explain to everyone. All 3 of us got into trouble, it is unknown how long I’m suspended. I do not know what happened to the other girls yet and I don’t know if I will ever know. But the school is still “investigating” the fight and they do have the full video. I do not know what is taking them so long to give me a date for how long I’m outa school but I will keep everyone updated.
And when the girl yells don’t touch me ever again, I was putting my hand in between us so she can’t get any closer to me, but she keep getting closer and my hand was touching her chest and I continued to tell her to back up.”

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