Watch: Teen Bullied Pre-Interview on an Anti-Bullying Segment
A student was getting ready to be interviewed on an anti-bullying segment, when cameras caught fellow students roughing him up.
Reporter Katie Kyros was setting up to interview sophomore Preston Deener in front of Brunswick High School in Maryland, when evidence of the bullying became quite apparent.
“The student came up to me and pushed me out of the way and said, ‘What are you recording?’” Deener recounts to WHAG. “All of a sudden, the student was chasing me and I needed some help.”
“I had my camera fully set up,” Kyros added. “I was getting ready to interview Preston and his friend, and the boys just didn’t seem to care. A group of three boys came up, and one of them just lunged toward Preston, started pushing him and hitting him in the head so quickly. I was shocked. They didn’t even care that I was standing there and yelling about it. … It was all on camera. They have no shame about it.”
The station has handed over photos and videos to help the school catch the bullies. “A full investigation is step No. 1, to find out what’s going on and what happened,” Michael Doerrer of the Frederick County Public School district said.
Bullying has become a highly publicized cause. From a high school student who was a victim of a cruel homecoming prank to a bullied bus monitor, the community is no longer turning a blind eye to the silent victims of bullying.