Arkansas high school suspends black boy caught on camera trying to avoid fight with white bully

A school in Arkansas has been convicted of suspending a black boy for the same length of time as his white bully who was filmed inciting his victim to fight.

The incident took place at Forcyde High School last month, and a cellphone recording of the violent confrontation between the two students has been widely shared on social media over the past week, racking up thousands of views and comments. expressing anger and dismay.

Neither the victim nor his attacker have been named, but the black boy was filmed trying to get dressed in a locker room while being blasted with vile insults about his mother by the white bully.

He remains calm, while other boys watching mock and encourage the bully. The victim even tries to walk away from the bully in one of several attempts to avoid physical conflict.

He is eventually driven to fight back after being repeatedly pushed and punched by the much larger boy, and a violent physical fight ensues.

Reports that the alleged bully and his victim have been suspended for the same amount of time – say ten days – led to protests at the school, which culminated in a “sit-in” last Friday.

A shocking video of a locker room fight between a black teenager (center) and a white teenager (right) at Fordyce High School in Arkansas has gone viral and sparked protests and calls for accountability

In the video, the shirtless boy is seen trying to goad the black teenager into fighting him, and when his efforts fail, he attacks the other boy.

In the video, the shirtless boy is seen trying to goad the black teenager into fighting him, and when his efforts fail, he attacks the other boy.

The black teenager is insulted, kicked with a shoe and kicked repeatedly in front of a crowd of laughing onlookers who do nothing to stop the abuse

The black teenager is insulted, kicked with a shoe and kicked repeatedly in front of a crowd of laughing onlookers who do nothing to stop the abuse

Some students claimed the black boy in the video had reported bullying to school officials in the past, but little was done to address his concerns, Fox 16 reported.

Other parents claimed that if the attacker had been black – or if both boys had been black – the punishments would have been much harsher and weighed more heavily against the victim.

In the video of the locker room fight, a shirtless white teenager tries to goad a black boy into fighting him, but the black student clearly wants nothing to do with him.

The white student makes a rude wave of his hand and repeatedly calls the black student a “p***y”, but he ignores the taunts and continues to put on his jeans. All the while, a crowd of teenagers stand around the locker room and do nothing to stop the escalating conflict; some of them are seen recording the exchange on their phones.

About a minute into the video, the shirtless teenager forcefully pushes the black boy, who tells him, “I’m not in the mood.”

The white teenager shoots back, “You’re still not in the mood.”

As the black teenager turns around, the white teenager throws a shoe at him which hits his arm. However, he does not react to the aggression.

White bully puts black boy in a chokehold causing him to pass out

White bully puts black boy in a chokehold causing him to pass out

He calmly continues to put away his gym gear when the shirtless bully pounces on him and shoves him.

Only then does the black teenager throw his arm out in a seemingly defensive move meant to push the attacker away from him.

A scuffle ensues, with the shirtless teenager chasing his victim and throwing punches at him as the latter desperately tries to defend himself from the blows.

The assailant in the fight rips the victim’s tank top then strangles him in front of gaping onlookers, who do not intervene; some are even heard laughing.

After a few seconds, the victim collapses unconscious on the ground. As he lies face down and motionless on the concrete, the bully steps on his back and kicks him in the head.

At no point in the video does a teacher or coach show up in the locker room.

Fordyce School District Superintendent Judy Hubbell declined to comment on disciplinary action stemming from the incident, telling Camden News it was “confidential information.”

As the victim lies motionless on the ground, the attacker kicks him in the face, as shown in the screenshot above

As the victim lies motionless on the ground, the attacker kicks him in the face, as shown in the screenshot above

“We don’t want bullying on our campus. We want to have a safe campus, but it’s just been revealed and we’re working on it, talking through the process,’ she said.

As the video of the fight went viral, many local parents and students held school officials to account.

‘Fordyce High School needs to feel some heat on this!!!’ Brandie Broughton, who shared a version of the recording on Facebook last month, wrote in a caption. ‘This young man could have lost his life!!!! You can clearly see that young man (black kid) didn’t want to fight!!!! Where are the coaches, teachers, any adult that could have STOP THIS!!!! Thank goodness this young man is doing well!!!’

State Senator Joyce Elliot, a Democrat, commented on the incident on Twitter, condemning the school for suspending the victim.

‘Someone from the Fordyce Schl [sic] The district must defend the suspension of the bullied student,’ she tweeted. ‘That’s crazy. What the hell was he supposed to do? There is no equivalence here!

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