A recent act of bullying in Canada is sparking outrage online after a video of the incident began going viral. A Nova Scotia man shared a video of his son's friend, who he says as cerebral palsy, being used as a human bridge for other students to cross a large stream.
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In the video, which appears to be a screen recording of a Snapchat video, the boy is seen laying down in a stream of muddy water while another student steps on him to cross the stream. Commenters who claim to know the boy or his family say he was bullied and forced to do it.
The video also shows a large number of students standing around and watching the incident unfold, but not doing anything to stop it. One kid even throws a rock in the boy's direction.
In the caption uploaded with the video, the poster, Brandon Jolie pleads to the parents of those students to be better and teach their kids to have some compassion. People commenting on the post are calling the bullying disgusting, heartbreaking, and a complete shame.
The bullied boy has been identified as 14-year-old Brett Corbett. What's even more heartbreaking is that Brett told the Chronical Herald that wasn't the only time he's been bullied. He sais he endures that kind of torment every day.
The boy's mother also spoke to the Herald and said that thanks to the video, the school was taking action against Brett's bullies and a few kids had been suspended. However, she went on to say that she has little confidence the bullying at school will actually stop.
The video has since been viewed over 100,000 times on Facebook. It has also been shared and commented on by thousands of people, almost all of them expressing support for Brett.