A mother’s bloody video of her son being beaten and bullied at a local middle school is going viral. The school says it was a mutual altercation, but the mother’s son reportedly went to the coach for help after threats of violence from the other student,
SAN ANTONIO – A fight between two students at Resnik Middle School in Southwest ISD Thursday has become the source of a lot of controversy on social media.
Valerie Lozano said the altercation really began during her eighth-grade son’s P.E. class, where she claims her son was being bullied by another classmate. Others close to the story claim the fight was actually sparked by Lozano’s son, and the district says it was “mutual.”
But possibly the most disturbing claim is that a faculty member was notified before the fight took place and did not properly intervene.
Lozano said her son alerted a coach at the school but the administrator did not take enough action to protect her child’s safety.
Photos of the aftermath of the altercation between the two boys surfaced and has been viewed and shared thousands of times on Facebook.
Lozano said her son has ADHD, anxiety and depression, and since the incident, he can’t sleep, doesn’t eat, and does not want to go to school.
Lozano said she had a meeting with the school’s vice principal Friday. She also told KENS 5 the coach was called to that meeting but never showed up.
In response to the incident, Southwest ISD released the following statement:
“On Thursday, Jan. 25, around 3 p.m., two students engaged in a mutual altercation that was immediately intervened by an SWISD police officer. Due to FERPA, we cannot disclose disciplinary actions taken against the students, but we can say both parties did comply with the officer’s directives.
We are continuing to investigate the incident. We take student safety very seriously and monitor bullying and harassment reports as soon as we receive them.”
Lozano said the district has not been returning her calls and has continued to post on Facebook. You can see video from the incident below or on Facebook here.
WARNING: The video contains graphic images and strong language.
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