LBJ Student Bullied on Tape: Video Shown on YouTube
Apr 4, 2010
Apr 6, 2010
And now to that story we showed you clips of earlier in the newscast. This is right on the heels of the suicide of a 15 year old girl who was the victim of bullying at a Massachusetts school. That story has gained national attention. Now here on 8, we tell yo about a 16 year old girl who is the victim of bullying at United I.S.D. Her mother hopes you take her story seriously, because what you're about to see happens to many children at our schools. This one just happens to be caught on tape. "It's disturbing video that's almost hard to watch. A 16-year-old girl beat to the ground by another female bully at LBJ Highschool. Her colleagues do nothing besides cheer the fight on. And while she's clearly hurt, the video ends with laughter. The victim's mother, Blanca Sanchez, says the incident is no laughing matter. 'My heart broke. I was in disbelief. I'm here at home, taking care of my grandbabies, thinking my kids are safe in school,' says Blanca Sanchez, mother of the victim. Sanchez says her daughter was treated at a local hospital where doctors photographed lacerations to the face and neck that resulted in stitching. But the most severe was a blow to the nose. The alleged cause: a radio that a male student used to hit the girl. It's seen in these images after it was dropped by the only campus security guard present at the time. 'If they understand they have a serious situation, why don't they bring more force, more security? Where do our taxes go?' she says. The situation ended with an arrest of the bully caught on tape. But this mother says there were five others not seen at the tail end of this video. 'This took a while. This was not a 30 second attack. It took a while,' she explains. Here, a girl is seen kicking the victim while she's down. 'These kids don't belong in school. All they do is bully teachers and other students,' she adds. While the mother says the school district is doing everything to help her daughter now, she feels this should have been prevented; and they must do more to assure victims of bullies are protected. 'Students out there need to understand that if you're being bullied, there's people you need to talk to. Don't be afraid,' says Sanchez. Now, again, since the mother claims there were others involved in this fight who were not arrested, she says the district moved the victim to another school and they are providing transportation. Meanwhile, we have learned from the mother of another child at LBJ that two of the remaining bullies in this case allegedly severely beat up her daughter the following week. They too were arrested. We contacted UISD to confirm the allegations. However, they tell us they are looking into the situation, but it remains confidential.