With disturbing video, unfortunately.
Troubling footage has surfaced of a student with autism being brutally beaten to the ground at his Maryland school bus stop while his peers stood by to watch — and catch the act on camera.
In the video, acquired by WMAR-TV, an unidentified student strikes 11-year-old Kaleb Kula in the head as other students cheer on.
“Yo, beat the sh— out of him!” one student yells. The video was later uploaded to Facebook.
Kula has been a victim of bullying for years at Elkton Middle School, WMAR-TV reports, being verbally and physically abused by his peers. He tells the station that he just has “a bad reputation.”
“At least kids that don’t have special needs can defend themselves a little bit more,” Kaleb’s father James Kula said. “He’s pretty much defenseless.”