Disturbing footage was released Friday at a press conference in Appomattox, VA., by a mother whose 10-year-old son was bullied on a school bus in May 2011. Roxanne Haskins released the video showing Cequan Haskins receiving physical and verbal abuse, including racial and sexual slurs, by two 15-year-old boys for nearly forty minutes. The bus driver, who was acquitted of all child charges, is heard in the video saying “Ugh, anything to get him quiet! I have to drive this bus.” Haskins is heard screaming as the boys allegedly held a hot cigarette lighter to his skin. Since the incident, Cequan’s mother has revealed that he has received countless hours of therapy and has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. The Huffington Post has the story.
Chilling video of 10-year-old Cequan Haskins being viciously bullied on a school bus in May 2011 was released publicly on Friday by the boy’s mother at a press conference in Appomattox County, Va., WSET-TV reports.
The station reports that video of physical and verbal abuse goes on for forty minutes and includes racial and sexual slurs, as well as Cequan screaming as two 15-year-old boys allegedly hold a hot cigarette lighter to his skin.
In the video, bus driver Nancy Davis can be heard seemingly encouraging the abuse, though she was aquitted of all child abuse charges a few months ago.
“Ugh, anything to get him quiet! I’ve got to drive this bus,” Davis is heard saying in the video.
WSET-TV reports both teens involved in the video were found guilty of disorderly conduct, assault, and battery.
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