Police arrest California teen caught on video hitting visually impaired boy

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California teen seen in video jumping in to stop bully attack.

The visually impaired boy was walking past the suspect during lunch hour at Huntington Beach High School on Wednesday when the beanie-wearing punk began pummeling him in the face, OCWeekly reported.

A California high school student is being hailed a hero after he stopped an attack on a visually impaired student by throwing his teen attacker to the ground. ET: The new headline of the petition — which has now drawn over 27,500 signatures — is “Don’t Suspend Cody Pines After Defending a Blind Classmate Against a Bully!” UPDATE 1:16 p.m. What the f— is your problem?” Pine was suspended for his courageous actions because of the school’s “zero tolerance policy for violence,” but a petition demanding that he be let back in school has already been signed by more than 30,000 supporters around the world. Cody said Thursday that he “didn’t really want to hit [Noah], but when you punch a blind kid, that’s what made me so mad,” he told a local Fox affiliate. The suspect was arrested. “I felt like he was getting really hurt and I felt like it was my obligation to go up there and help him,” Cody told Times Community News. “That was my only reaction, to be honest.

She told reporters that “[The suspect] picks on people that won’t stick up for themselves,” and that her “family was tested and put through hell by this same bully.” Though many of his peers described Noah as a “bully,” Huntington Beach police said the incident does not appear to be connected to Austin’s disability.

I didn’t mean to hurt the [suspect] intentionally, but I just wanted to make sure my friend was OK.” But the Huntington Beach Union High School District says the Cody was never removed from the team because he hasn’t played since last spring. Police said Austin and Noah “have a history of not getting along” and got into a verbal argument at lunch, prompting Noah to hit the other student, the Daily News reported. The district said it cannot address “any aspects of student discipline,” so it is unclear if Cody was suspended. “This kid is a hero to the one being bullied, and an inspiration to all those who chose to stand up to bullying.

The Internet and his peers have largely praised him as a hero and, while the school is still investigating the issue, it appears the administration and police agree, as the instigator of the fight was arrested Thursday and charged with misdemeanor battery. At that time, the suspect punched the victim several times, and that is when the third student intervened and struck the suspect to prevent any further attack on the victim.” As for the student who intervened, police said they “do not anticipate any arrest being made on the victim or the 3rd intervening student,” KCAL reported.

A representative from the high school didn’t immediately return a message Friday from TheBlaze requesting confirmation on the intervening student’s reported suspension from school and dismissal from the football team. I really don’t want this kid’s life to be ruined.” A video of the incident that has been widely circulated on the Internet was removed from YouTube on Thursday afternoon. The school issued a statement Thursday saying officials were investigating: “The school is now responding to this isolated incident by interviewing students and witnesses to determine exactly what happened. Schools nationwide are trying to implement initiatives so Cody, and students like him, will not have to put an end to the epidemic of bullying by themselves. “When we think about bullying, it impacts education, it can cause school avoidance, loss of concentration, absenteeism,” said Julie Herzog, director of the National Bullying Prevention Center at the Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER), to The Christian Science Monitor earlier this year.

Hillsboro School District in Oregon is trying a similar approach with their “Re-think, Redefine, Where Do You Stand?” campaign launched in October 2014. The campaign aims to make students think about how they want to deal with bullying. “We knew based off of research that this had to be a student-led effort.

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