As we discussed in What’s Trending’s special #Stopbullying livestream yesterday, the act of bullying is alive and prevalent in high schools across the country, particularly toward LGBT students. A prime example of a young gay person being beaten at Union-Scioto High School in Chillicothe, Ohio, was recently captured on video and then posted on Facebook. Rebecca Collins, the mother of the boy who was attacked, told Channel 6 WSYX News “they did it just because he’s a homosexual.” The victim said this isn’t the first time he’s been bullied.
“I covered myself and shielded my body, and he kept hitting,” he said.”Nobody did anything.”
With recent news of bullying resulting in suicide, and with October being Anti-bullying Month, the video above can serve as a call to action for people to take a stand against bullying whenever they can.
“Just for all the people out there that have that hate in their heart, they need to let it go,” said Collins.