School takes action against alleged school bus bully
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Clark County School District has taken action against an alleged bully and other students involved in filming an attack and posting the video online.
The attack happened Friday when the students were on their way home from Faiss Middle School. In the video, the bully takes down another student by her hair as she exits the bus.
It's part of a series of bullying videos uploaded to social media sites.
"I am saddened, I am sickened, it breaks my heart to see some of these videos," family therapist Claudia Schwartz said. She treats bullies and victims and said it happens more often between girls.
Earlier in the school year, a Chaparral High School student punched her classmate in the hallway and dragged her by her hair.
"Girls can be very mean," Schwartz said. "Especially middle-school age and younger high- school kids, but now that social media is involved its just ten times worse."
The Clark County School District is responding to the videos. In a statement to Action News the district said, "Sharing footage of an assault on websites or electronically from student-to-student serves no purpose other than to further ridicule and embarrass the victim and embolden bullies."
The district will take action against bullies and students who put the videos online. The footage becomes evidence and Schwartz says kids need to take that seriously.
"I've seen high school kids actually lose scholarships to college over things that have happened over social media," Schwartz said.
The district wants students to turn over videos to teachers or police, not upload them online.