HOMESTEAD — After a disturbing video of a little girl attacking a school bus went viral, parents became incensed and flooded a South Florida school system with requests that someone is held accountable.
A pupil at Coconut Palm K-8 Academy in Homestead can repeatedly be seen hitting a 9-year-old girl in the head with his fists in the cellphone video as she tries to fend him off.
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He pauses for a moment, and among the yells of his peers, another youngster hurriedly steps in to take his position. Throughout the nearly 40-second video, no adult seems to intervene.
This week, Miami-Dade Schools condemned the behavior and said that their police department had “arrested the perpetrator, and they will be punished accordingly.”
A district representative wrote, “This school system goes to great measures to promote the virtues of restraint and respect, as well as utilizing social media appropriately.” “We ask that parents instill these values in their homes.” According to representatives of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, the event happened around 4:10 p.m.
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In the vicinity of 24400 SW 124th Ave. in Homestead, a town 40 miles southwest of Miami, on Wednesday. Before releasing two injured kids to their parents, first responders evaluated them.
According to CBS News, a complaint about bullying at Coconut Palm K-8 Academy was raised by the girl’s mother to South Florida TV station CBS four hours before the incident. Administrators at Coconut Palm K-8 Academy did not reply to calls for comment on Friday.
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