School officials in Chester-Upland School District have suspended a student whose bullying was caught on camera, NBC10 Philadelphiareported.
The video of the incident shows a 10-year-old student at Main Street Elementary School in Brookhaven being repeatedly slapped by the bully.
The video was recorded by a child who was “afraid to get involved, but wanted to be able to prove what was happening,” according to6ABC Philadelphia.
The mother of the victim, who spoke to NBC10, said the video broke her heart.
“It hurts me to my bone to see another child hurt another child so bad like that. He was really afraid and he would beg me and plead with me to go to that school because he said that once the kids knew there would be consequences.”
As a result of the video, the school district has taken action by not only suspending the bully, but placing the victim in another school, reports said.
“Bullying is cruel, unacceptable conduct, and we will not tolerate it anywhere within the jurisdiction of the district schools, including — by extension—our school buses,” Superintendent Gregory Shannon said in a statement, according to 6ABC.
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