A terrible incident occurred at Burke High School, Omaha in Nebraska. Administrators are examining an inexplicable bullying case. Alex Hernandez, a student with special needs turned to school administrators in order to find a missing backpack with many valuable personal things.
“Those students think it’s okay to bully a deaf student, but it’s not,” Hernandez said to KMTV. “It’s not okay to bully someone who is disabled, deaf or hard of hearing. Or anyone for that matter.”
Alex also said he had been a prey for bullies his entire life and that this case made him feel insecure about coming back to school.
The school cameras captured the boys walking off with the stolen backpack. According to Hernandez, these students were unfamiliar to him.
Accordingly, the students threw things from the backpack into the school toilet. Lots of important and valuable things were in there – a boy’s tablet, debit card, homework, and his precious cochlear implant.
“This just got out of hand,” he said. “There’s too much bullying, too much drama, too much fighting, it’s just not nice.”
Hernandez’s friends said he was particularly upset about the ruined English project.
“I was very upset because I know I work really hard on my project and homework because I just want to make my mom to be happy and know that I did a good job on the homework,” Hernandez said.
The school’s Principal, Steven Scraggs wrote to Hernandez’s parents that the boy’s backpack was left abandoned and that “The students who stole the backpack were unaware of the contents of the backpack or that the owner of the backpack was hard of hearing.”
The Principal also added, “Sadly, this is not unusual to find missing backpacks, without their valuables, in the restrooms or trash bins since those locations are out of the sight of cameras.”
Hernandez managed to save a few of his stuff from his backpack, but sadly enough, some of them were permanently ruined.
Not long after this incident, a group of people created a GoFundMepage in order to raise enough money for Hernandez to renew his stuff. His friends and many other students supported him on various social media.
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