A viral video of an Indian-American student being bullied in Texas has sparked outrage and criticism on social media. The video was captured by student classmates and shared online.
It shows a student approaching an Indian-American boy who is sitting on a bench and demanding that he stand up. When he refuses to give up his seat, the American student gets angry and starts choking him. She presses the boy’s neck from behind with her elbow, suffocates him and pushes him against his seat.
Koppel Middle School North was assaulted in the cafeteria at the age of 14, when students just watched.
The teenager in Chokhold was sentenced to 3 days in jail. His parents are angry. Another teenager was sentenced to 1 day.
Tin tells me he doesn’t want to fight, and doesn’t want to get into trouble.wfaypic.twitter.com/f2Clha8qpF
– Malini Basu (MaliniBasu_) May 18, 2022
The incident happened at Koppel Middle School in Texas, and its superintendent, Dr. Brad Hunt, said in an email: Harassment, both verbal and physical, as well as physical aggression is never acceptable and we are not aligned with CISD and our core values. “
The statement, which was also posted online, has been widely criticized by many users for pointing out the attack in the video. The incident, according to Koppel Middle School, is being investigated.
According to NBCDFW, The parents of the abused student said that their son received a three-day suspension, which was more severe than the one-day suspension granted to the assassin. Parents are now seeking legal representation as they wait for the school’s internal investigation to be completed
There is also an online petition that has been signed by more than 150,000 people in support of the Indian American boy.