Ohio Gay Teen Beaten In Class
Alarming cell phone footage has emerged of an Ohio high school student seen waited in a classroom, buoying himself up in readiness to physically attack a fell classmate. The following vicious assault captured on the phone clearly shows the 15-year-old being savagely beaten. "I covered myself and shielded my body, and he kept hitting," the young gay student told the local TV news programme, WSYX adding "Nobody did anything."
To me that is perhaps more worrying that the attack itself, that nobody seems to be at all bothered that a gay student is being beaten in an obviously planned attack. Not a single person even raised a voice in opposition to hail of punches unleashed by the attacker. The other students just watch as the attacker waited for his victim to arrive in the classroom. Then shoved his prey to the ground, and repeatedly punched him in the face.
"The boy stood there and waited and waited on him," the victims mother tells the TV news crew, adding "As soon as he walked in the door, the boy hits. [My son] walks away — 'What did I do? Why are they doing this?' and keeps walking away. He turns around and tries to defend himself and then he tries to get away and the boy grabs him and beats the living crap out of him."
The Ross County Sheriff's office has confirmed it is investigating the attack that took place on 17th October, but so far has not made any arrests. James Osborne the school principal said the attack was "unfortunate" but denied there was a problem of homophobic bullying at the school. "We have never had an incident of this nature. "I am not saying we have never had any reports of bullying — we have just as much as any school. But we've never had anything of this magnitude." Said the 550 pupil school principal.
The recording of the attack has been posted on Facebook and YouTube.
It’s believed the student who unleashed the unprovoked and unreserved volley of punches has received a three day suspension! Just three days, are you serious Mr Osborne? Is that all a premeditated and vicious attack on someone, just because of their sexuality is worth?Continued on the next page