Severna Park, Maryland — A video that went viral on TikTok shows students at Severna Park High School bullying a classmate with special needs.
Students can be heard uttering racial slurs, insulting phrases for someone with special needs, and even physical threats directed at him.
My parents learned about the incident in a letter from the school on Tuesday.
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The viral video has since been viewed over 800,000 times on TikTok.
Ann Arundel County School District Chief Communications Officer Bob Mosier said, “It’s disturbing and disturbing to watch, and it certainly evokes an instinctive response not just on social media yesterday, but at school on Tuesday.” I got
High school focuses on how to combat bullying.
Bullying is on the rise in schools across the country, according to the Cyberbullying Research Center.
“You have to keep the conversation going. Sometimes you go backwards on your journey. The goal is to keep moving forward and not let a single incident define the entire program,” said Mosier. increase.
“Certainly this is very disturbing. We cannot cover this up. Let’s go,” added Mozier.
According to the school, Oz students learned about the enraged video and marched to the principal’s office.
“It’s certainly heartening to see so many students go to the office and see this happen and say they should have known about this and it happened very quickly almost immediately. Something about not being good.” It’s clearly there to do,” Mozier said.
The school has identified the student and taken appropriate action.
Bullying leads to suspension, according to the Anne Arundel County School Handbook.