Syracuse Students Involved in Viral Facebook Altercation Face Consequences
The video of one Syracuse student hitting another that went viral on Facebook is now in the hands of school officials and the Onondaga County Sheriff's Department.
The incident happened at North Syracuse Junior/High school. The video showed one student hitting another boy several times as he tries to protect himself in the corner. When the boy walks away he's seen smiling into the camera.
Several concerned parents contacted the school including Jennifer Harvey, who's son posted the video on Facebook to bring awareness to bullying in schools.
The Onondaga County Sheriff's Department tells CNY Central the kids involved "have been dealt with."
The Syracuse school district has stepped up security in their buildings since being made aware of the incident. A statement was released following the altercation:
The District became aware over the weekend of an altercation between two students at the Junior High School. As a result of this incident, the student disciplinary process has been initiated and the matter has been reported to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, which is now involved in investigating this matter. The District has increased security within the building and will continue to cooperate with law enforcement to make sure that appropriate action is taken against anyone who is responsible for inappropriate conduct toward others. The North Syracuse Central School District is committed to ensuring that all students are provided a safe and appropriate learning environment. Those that do not comply with this expectation will be dealt with appropriately.
The video that went viral on several pages has been taken down by Facebook.
LocalSYR.com has the video if you want to see it.