Casey Heynes, a 16 year-old Australian, was repeatedly picked on by his peers at school for being overweight. Last week he finally had enough. He stood up to his bully, throwing him to the ground, which was caught on video and ignited a debate on the issue of bullying and how it is handled. View the video at here Casey Haynes bodyslams bully richard gayle
The video demonstrates how Casey picked up his bully and slammed him to the ground. Both Casey and the bully have been suspended from school. Many people are outraged by the punishment Casey has received at his attempt to fight back and stand up to his bully. An Anonymous message sent to the school read “We have had enough of this bigotry. They failed at providing a violence-free environment for their students, and when Casey took things in his own hands they bitchslapped him for defending himself.”
Is it right that both boys were suspended from school? Why didn’t bystanders try to stop the abuse? What can schools do to prevent this sort of situation?