Oregon school refuses to address claims that the teenager who was seen hitting a female classmate is transgender
The video content was highlighted on social media by Riley Gaines.
(Via @Riley Gaines/X)
The school in Oregon is unable to confirm whether the middle school student recorded assaulting a female classmate, who identifies as transgender. There is widespread anger towards the video among many people. OregonLive reported that a violent incident took place at Hazelbrook Middle School in Tualatin, close to Portland. The incident took place during school break, and numerous students observed and documented the incident.
In the video, a student sporting a green and black coat, a white tank top, long hair, and spectacles suddenly appears as the students are heading down the hallway for their classes and taking a girl’s backpack. The victim is pulled violently by the bully, which causes her to lose her balance and fall with her head hitting her rucksack. The video content was highlighted on Twitter by Riley Gaines, a former collegiate swimmer who staunchly opposes transgender athletes participating in women’s sports.
Despite the student’s painful screams, the person relentlessly hits her on the head and forcefully pulls her hair. The attacker shouts offensive words at the girl. The individual in pain sheds tears, rises to their feet at a gradual pace, and utters, “I apologize, I have committed no offense. “I am unable to breathe,” she informs her classmates.
Police are presently investigating the event, according to school administrators, to see whether any laws were broken. The alleged bully was apprehended by police, and school officials confirmed that the teenager would face assault charges.
Netizens respond as a video of a scuffle shared by Riley Gaines at Hazelbrook Middle School goes viral
Without providing any supporting evidence, people on social media promptly passed judgment on the assailant’s attire in the video and presumed them to be transgender. Traci Rose, the district spokesperson, explains that national laws safeguarding student privacy prevent the school district from discussing a student’s gender identity.
Criticism was directed towards those individuals who chose to upload a video of the incident on the internet, as expressed by the school board. More than 10 million individuals have viewed the video, leading to a barrage of derogatory and malicious remarks on X, previously known as Twitter. The video took more outrage when Riley Gaines posted it on her Twitter account.
The board members stated that neither students nor adults had obtained permission before sharing the recording. Minors’ involvement in this recording was exposed, whether through direct or indirect means. Moreover, the widespread dissemination of this event has transcended national boundaries, caused the dissemination of inaccurate facts, and triggered extensive conversations on sexual orientation.
These actions have only added to the mental and emotional distress that individuals and families were already grappling with. Despite parental demands for a more rigorous “zero tolerance” approach, Tigard-Tualatin Superintendent Sue Rieke Smith backed the school’s disciplinary guidelines, which prioritize aiding students in their development and resilience.
During a recent public event, she expressed her belief that implementing a strict zero-tolerance policy is ineffective and exacerbates the issue of school violence. The crucial thing is that the student receives justice and that there are individuals available to assist them.
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