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Video Captures Vicious Beating of Mississippi Highschool Teen, Mother Threatens Lawsuit

November 19, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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A student captured footage of a violent beating in a Mississippi high school cafeteria, and the mother of the victim, who has since removed her children out of school, is now threatening a lawsuit.

Rhonda Hughes, says her 13-year-old 7th grader suffered multiple bruises after being brutally attacked, WTVA reports.

“It makes you outraged and makes you sick at your stomach to watch the videos. You know, the school has a policy against bullying and violence, but if they’re not going to enforce it, it’s not worth the paper it’s printed on,” said Destiny’s mother, Rhonda Hughes.

Hughes claims this is not the first time Destiny has had  problems with this bully. The teachers’ failure to put an end to the bullying has forced her to remove her children, and she is pursuing legal action against the school for negligence.

Superintendent Kim Chrestman defended the school’s actions, saying teachers were unaware the bullying was going on.

“If you go back and look at our video, which we had overhead, and you look around the student body, even the students that were sitting right next to them didn’t know what was going on.  While there were students that knew what was was going on — that’s very evident by the video that the parents had — no one in the cafeteria notified the teachers,” said Chrestman.

However, questions should be asked as to why there was not an adult present in the room with the children?

If teachers cannot trust students alone in their classroom, how could they trust them alone in the lunchroom?

It is the faculty’s responsibility to keep students safe. That what they are paid to do..

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