A tenth grader claims different college students referred to as him a ‘terrorist’ and referred to him as ‘Gandhi’.
SAN DIEGO — CBS 8 is working to get solutions, after the household of a tenth grader confirmed us movies of obvious bullying at Del Norte High School in 4S Ranch.
The student and his household really feel the 15-year-old is being focused by different college students as a result of he’s of Afghan descent.
One of the cellphone movies was recorded on campus and exhibits a feminine student pushing the boy throughout a confrontation.
CBS 8 just isn’t figuring out the scholars concerned as a result of they’re minors, and the household requested to not be named.
“I’m Afghan-American and I feel like this is definitely based off racism because I’m being treated differently than everybody else,” stated the Del Norte High student.
He claimed the harassment has been occurring for the previous eight months and continues off campus throughout lunch breaks.
Another cellphone video was taken in entrance of a close-by restaurant, the place a student may be seen lunging on the boy and making an attempt to get him to struggle.
“What part of ‘I’m not fighting you’ do you not understand?” the boy yells again. “I’m not fighting you here.”
“He started coming up to me and saying ‘Yo, we’re fighting.’ I told him I’m not fighting, you back up. And he kept on cussing at me. He spat on me. He threw a bottle at my head,” the boy instructed CBS 8.
He stated a small group of Del Norte college students is accountable.
“When I’m walking in the hallways this group of kids always calls me a terrorist or they yell insults at me, like they randomly call me ‘Gandhi’ for some reason,” he stated.
In one other video, the boy used his personal cellphone to document an altercation within the faculty’s locker room.
“They were laughing at me. They were cussing at me, calling me a queer,” the student stated.
The boy’s mom stated she has met with the college’s principal and vice principal however the harassment continues.
“Every time we came to talk to them, they said they’ll do something, but they did nothing,” the mom recalled.
“I am scared one day something big will happen. I don’t want something physical to happen or something really bad to happen,” the mom stated.
CBS 8 spoke to Del Norte High administration and emailed the Poway Unified School District.
A District spokesperson emailed us the next assertion attributed to Del Norte High School Principal Bryan Schultz:
“Del Norte High School takes every incident of harassment or bullying reported to us very seriously. Each of these incidents was thoroughly and immediately investigated and consequences were issued according to Education Code and PUSD policy. The school communicates and works directly with all families of students involved in every incident that is investigated. While we can not publicly share consequences due to the confidentiality of the minors involved, we can assure you each incident is handled appropriately by site and district personnel. We work extremely hard to create a safe learning environment for all of our students.”
The boy’s mother and father instructed CBS 8 that faculty officers have tried to maintain the scholars concerned separated, throughout each class time and lunch durations.
But the boy stated he nonetheless is available in shut contact with the opposite college students and stays involved about his security.
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