A spokesperson for the Burlington School District says officials reacted quickly to an on-line video that appears to show a student being bullied on school property. The undated video, posted to Facebook, shows three students — possibly middle-to-high school age — taunting, punching and knocking down another student near the district’s administrative building.
Derek Baker says the district became aware of the video on Monday morning. “The students who were in the video have been questioned and steps have been taken towards that…and dealt with in the manner in which it should be,” Baker said.
Parents were alerted about the video by the district via Facebook. Baker declined to identify the students involved or the possible punishment. The Burlington Police Department was also contacted about the video. Burlington Schools Superintendent Jane Evans gave a presentation to the school board one week ago about how the district handles bullying.