Lovely that so many students stood around and watched, and even took video. Sadly, nothing new in school or society.
The kid who came in to defend the blind student has been hailed by a hero. By the school? Not so much
(Inquisitr) Cody Pine didn’t hesitate to help when he saw a bully beating up a blind student at Huntington Beach High School, and now the internet is stepping up to help Cody in the aftermath of the viral incident.
Pine became famous this week when a short video showed him jumping in to stop a bully who was attacking a blind student in his high school. (snip)
But, apparently those in charge of the Huntington Beach High School saw it differently. After the fight, Cody Pine was reportedly kicked off the football team, the result of “zero tolerance” policies.
Students have stepped in with a petition.
Cody stepped in when he saw his friend and fellow classmate who is visually diabled being physically bullied. (Punched multiple times in face/head) Cody comes and steps in, punches the bully one time to get him away, guides his friend to a safe location and talks to the bully about how he was beating up a blind kid and how it was wrong. There is Youtube video of the main part of the confrontation.
We believe Cody should be back on his football team and back in school where he belongs. While violence is never the best option what Cody did to defend his friend and classmate was justified. And schools “zero-tolerance” policies out even the person saving disabled friends..
Again, where were so many of these kids when the bully was beating on the partially blind kid? The petition is almost up to 9,500 signatures. The New York Daily News featured this statement from the school, right before they started their investigation
“Huntington Beach High School firmly believes that all students are afforded an opportunity to learn in a safe and secure environment. Because of this, safety is the highest priority,” it said in a statement to the News. “Huntington Beach High School has a very strong anti-bullying code of conduct and will not condone this type of behavior from any student.”
Where were the adults? The teachers? Administrators? Security? You rather had the idea that the hero, the guy who came into protect the partially blind, and smaller, student, would get punished. Will he be suspended? Time will tell.
As for the guy punching the partially blind kid?
(KABC) The suspect was arrested for misdemeanor battery and released to his parents. Authorities said no other arrests were going to be made in this case.
Now we wait to see what happens to Cody Pine, and see if he is suspended or punished more by the school.