Video Release of Teenagers Bullying Cequan Haskins on Bus
Cequan Haskins was bullied and tortured on a bus ride home by two fifteen year old boys and his mother wants to stop bullying.
Newly released video shows in disturbing detail how much a 10-year-old boy suffered during a school bus beatdown last year.
The footage was released Friday at a press conference in Appomattox, Va., organized by the mother of Cequan Haskins, Roxanne, who wanted to show the public how bad the abuse was.
Forty grueling minutes of physical and verbal bullying was all caught on tape aboard the school bus transporting Cequan Haskins.
Some parts are harder to watch than others. At one point, the two 15-year-old school mates of Haskins hold a hot cigarette lighter to his skin.
The abuse included name calling, racial and sexual slurs.
Bus driver Nancy Davis can be heard as well. Months ago, the tape played a crucial part in her own child neglect trial. An Appomattox County jury, however, acquitted her of all charges.
"Ugh, anything to get him quiet! I've got to drive this bus," Davis can be heard saying.
"My son, he was a special needs child and he didn't deserve this. He was entitled to a safe transportation just like any other child in the Appomattox County Public School System," said Roxanne Haskins, Cequan's mother.
But she says instead, her son was left with physical and emotional scars. Since the incident he's received hours of therapy and been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Both teens on board the bus were found guilty of disorderly conduct and assault and battery, back in 2011. Currently, Haskins is awaiting a trial date in her civil case against the Appomattox County School Board.
The video below is disheartening, cruel and sad, similar to the incident in which a bus monitor, Karen Klein Huff, was verbally assaulted by a group of middle schoolers.