Bully Posts Video On Facebook, Gets Arrested
A San Bernardino high school student uploaded a cellphone video on his Facebook page of himself attacking another student on campus last week. It eventually tipped off police officers and led to his arrest.
His video, which he captioned that this is how you "deal with a kid with a big mouth," showed the 14-year-old suspect shoving and punching another student,15, at Cajon High School, until the victim walked away. The clip received 216 "likes" on Facebook; however, NBC Los Angeles reported that most of the comments on the post denounced the attacker for his bullying ways.
The alleged bully was arrested over the weekend by police, charged with battery, put into Juvenile Hall, and faces expulsion. Had he not posted the video, officers said he most likely would have gotten away with his attack.
“We are viewing this as an assault, which is a criminal act,” Linda Bardere, San Bernardino City Unified School District spokesperson told the San Bernardino Sun.
The school's district follows a Positive Behavior Support program where students are encouraged to deal with conflict in a "peaceful way," said Bardere. In the video, there are students that come to the aid of the victim, but there weren't any that told school administrators about the issue, according to NBC Los Angeles.