A high school bully who punched a blind kid has been arrested, police say. Yesterday we published a video showing an altercation at what we now know is Hunting Beach High School (which might explain why there were so many “F*cks” and “bros” being thrown around) in which a bully fights a blind kid and then is served immediate justice by another student.
Now the bully’s been arrested, which is pretty much the definition of rubbing salt on the wound.
Here’s what ABC Local 7 is reporting on the story.
Huntington Beach police said the fight, which was caught on video and shared on social media, took place on campus at about 12:30 p.m. The video shows a male student beating up his classmate, and then a third student intervening and hitting the suspect, knocking him to the ground.
The third student is heard asking the suspect why he was “hitting a blind kid,” police said in a news release. That same student who stepped in also told the suspect to leave the teen alone in the future or he will face the consequences.
Detectives, along with school officials and resource officers launched an investigation following the alleged case of bullying.
Officials learned the victim and suspect know each other and have a history of not getting along. Police said the victim walked past the suspect at the school Wednesday afternoon, and an argument started, which then turned physical.
“It does not appear the incident has any connection with the victim’s disability,” police stated in the news release.