16-year-old Casey is said to have faced bullying nearly every day since first entering school. High School has been made hell by students making a name for themselves by tormenting and attacking Casey, who never fought back. Until today. Or yesterday. Whatever.
A video was filmed of Casey being attacked by a much smaller student. Size hardly matters here, as the boy walks right up to Casey and punches him in the face before delivering additional blows to Casey’s body. And then it happens. Casey just snaps.
Casey Hulks out and body slams the bully on the ground, and leaves his attacker unable to walk properly. The footage is disturbing to watch, to be honest.
Casey was promptly suspended from his High School, and his attacker (one of many, allegedly) went unpunished, even though he clearly instigated the entire situation, and has been accused of provoking Casey for years. It’s unclear if school administrators had actually seen the footage before making their disciplinary decision, and we understand how an adult might envision Casey the attacker here because of his size. But the video shows that is clearly not the case.
We’re not condoning violence here, and again, the video is tough to stomach. That boy can’t even walk after Casey’s retaliation. But this student, and adults who know him, are claiming that he has faced years of violence and bullying at school. He finally just lost his cool.
Sexuality is irrelevant here for all of the students involved. The fact of the matter is that kids or all types are facing situations just like this each day in our schools. Gay and lesbian students are statistically more inclined to face bullying and harassment, but the problem is hardly limited to them.
Details are fuzzy at this point, but we’ll keep you updated about how to contact the school to voice your dissent about Casey’s suspension and potential criminal charges. In the meantime, you can read what people are saying on a Facebook page set up to clear Casey’s name.