Two boys in uniform from a Kingston educational institution were seen bullying another student in a heartbreaking video that has been circulating on social media. While the identities of the students were not disclosed, the attackers were both dressed in full khaki attire while the victim was in a shirt of a different colour, which would imply that he is of a different grade.
The video starts with one of the students ordering some boys to, assumingly, be lookouts to ensure they do not get caught for the acts to come. He then orders the victim to kneel repeatedly on the ground before telling him to face the wall and put his hands above his head while doing so. The scared and outnumbered boy pleads with his attackers before yielding to their demands.
The victim is then kicked viciously to the side of his torso. The fearful boy screams in pain while getting up to his feet, but his attackers were ruthless and added a slap to his face while ordering him to resume his earlier position so they could continue dealing him the heartless blows. The video continued for a few more seconds before it ended; the onslaught, however, did not appear to have ended, leaving disgruntled viewers to wonder what happened to the bullied young man.
Video of a student getting bullied.
Upon the video’s release to social media, the police wasted no time in apprehending one of the teens that were involved in the brutal beating of the student, and a display of the teen in custody was shown. The boy’s face could not be clearly seen because of the lighting in the video.
It was later determined that they attended Denham Town High School in Kingston, Jamaica. The 16-year-old did not seem to exhibit any sign of remorse for the actions he had committed towards a fellow schoolmate as he sat in a corner nonchalantly. According to the Jamaica Observer, the boy’s name was not released because he is a minor; however, he was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm.
As the officers continue their search for his companions, they are appealing to parents and guardians to ensure they play a role in conveying to their children not to get involved in violent acts because they can be prosecuted.
On February 27, 2023, the boy is scheduled to appear before the Family Court.
Video of teen in custody.