Everybody wants to be on TV, including a 10th grade bully at an Ohio high school who got a friend to videotape him beating up another kid — in class. The teacher was distracted by other students and didn’t notice what was going on till the victim had been punched at least 10 times in the head. Scroll down to see the video.
EdWonk, a classroom teacher, writes that bullies are protected from accountability by the “code of silence” and the reluctance to expel violent students:
In other words, the bullies do not fear (nor respect) school authorities. And the victims know that the school will not protect them.
As an actively serving classroom teacher, I can affirm that this is the type of criminal behavior that is occurring everyday in classrooms around the country. There have been numerous classroom fights in my own mid-sized California school district. The difference, of course, is that this particular malefactor (obviously lacking any brains whatsoever) had an (equally idiotic) accomplice videotape the crime.
Odds are the predators will be enrolled at another school, where they’ll find fresh victims, EdWonk writes.