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Adults Should Lead By Example – Viral Video Of Apparent Bullying By Students Exposes A Larger Problem

If you happened to find yourself surfing social media last night you likely came across it — a local viral video apparently showing a teenage girl bullying another at a home in Beaver County.

In one clip a girl is seen spraying the other in the face with what appears to be a commercial cleaner… then she hits her. A second video appears to show the girl throwing the other to the ground and verbally threatening her.

Additional young people were sitting and watching it all unfold. It is unclear what happened before or after each of the two video clips.

Acts of degradation and physical violence are not easy to watch, especially when they involve young people. Any responsible adult who viewed the video probably had the same two questions enter their mind: Is this child safe? Are authorities aware of the matter?

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John Paul
John Paul
John Paul is the founder of the Beaver Countian. He reports full-time for the site, specializing in investigative journalism with an emphasis on public corruption.

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Bruno
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Bruno

We don’t have much of a problem with gangs so why are the actions of many so reminicent of gang behavior?

bones
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bones

Well said!

Just Peachy
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Just Peachy

This is well said, JP! This bullying situation is heartbreaking for all involved, for the girl who was attacked, and for the girl who did the attacking too, she obviously needs some help. Also disappointing is the fact that there were kids who filmed it while it was happening and laughed while it happened while doing nothing to help the girl being attacked. What kind of humans are they??

Icanread
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Icanread

The attackers need “help?” One or more needs juvie.

The Fourth Estate
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The Fourth Estate

You are a beacon, JP

BeaverCountyGal
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BeaverCountyGal

While I agree with the majority of your views, I am shocked that this isn’t deemed newsworthy. While I don’t agree that adults should be bullying children, I absolutely think this should be public and an example should be made of these kids. Sorry if this sounds harsh, but sometimes embarrassment is the best teacher – and the only thing that will change their actions. Sometimes their actions won’t change for the right reasons (goodness of the heart), but maybe the embarrassment of being “newsworthy” would save a few kids in the future from becoming victims!

To be very blunt, I’m disappointed in the Beaver Countian on this one. I wholeheartedly believe that if this incident occurred in a less affluent district, it would certainly be newsworthy.

Be careful not to trip over the rug, folks! This is a pretty big thing to be swept under it!

Icanread
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Icanread

I agree, but the perpetrators shouldn’t be “shamed,” they should be “prosecuted.” They kidnapped (held against her will), assaulted, and battered a defenseless teen girl. By many accounts, they planned the incident and lured the girl to the Beaver home. If this is deemed innocent and normal enough to not be newsworthy, we have become a sad, lord-of-the-flies society. While I don’t advocate threatening the teen criminals, the defense of such people makes me wonder if JP is acquainted with one or more of the perpetrators’ families, or perhaps he just doesn’t like the popularity of local social media sites in comparison to his own.

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