Skip to comments.Autistic Studentís Father Attacks Sonís Bully On Richmond School Bus
Posted on 06/01/2014 11:10:00 AM PDT by Morgana
RICHMOND (KPIX) A father followed his 9-year-old autistic son onto the school bus Friday morning and attacked his sons bully, said Richmond Police Lt. Mark Gagan.
Burnis Hurd, 44, is charged with 273 D, which is child abuse and corporal injury to a child. He is in jail on $50,000 bond.
After they boarded the bus, the son pointed out an 11 year old boy who had been bullying the 9-year old, Gagan said.
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A few more like this and the bullies will stop.
If I was on the jury, I’d vote to acquit.
His real crime is in embarrassing the rulers.
I like my “dead blow” hammers. They don’t bounce when you smack someone in the forehead!
The problem with surrogate parenting, whether they be the government or public agencies, is that apparently they are immune from enabling child abuse in different form.
And they are always arrogant and unaccountable, and universally lacking in common sense.
I support this dad.
Or, sue the school district for failing to protect him.
Mr. Hurd’s mistake was doing it on a school bus where he was prolly videoed.
Wait till the bully is alone, then go to it.
Perhaps he didn’t need to abuse the bully. Most bullies are cowards with a big mouth. Sometime a verbal talking down to is all that’s needed.
I would simply tell the parents that if the kid doesn’t leave mine alone, I will deal with them when I get out of jail... and the parents too.
It is relevant that both children involved are “special.”
I though that is what big brothers were for
according to the article, it was not video taped and the bus driver did not intervene or report the incident.
Bully went crying to the principal who then called the cops.
Both of these kids are special-ed... Looks like a case of low information voters doing low information things.
My dad would do things like that! :)
If I was on the jury, Id vote to acquit.
In a Civil Society, the government enforces civility when one of it’s members steps out of line and commits act of incivility.
When the government refuses to enforce civility , or in the case of the current government, incite incivility among various segments of the population , what are the options?
So there was no father whose @$$ should have been pounded into the pavement. What a surprise.
Barring that Mr. Hurd might have gone after the school superintendent or principal.
Back on the Rez, where I grew up, I have a friend who did so when his little girl was being hassled by a gang. Dragged the principal up over his desk and told him next time it was his arse on the line.
Of course Shanika's little piece of filth will beat many and kill a few more before he rots in jail. But it won't do anybody much good to be pounding on a child.
Now Mr. Hurd is off to jail and his son won't have a dad either.
There are no parents in the bully’s home.
For those who have one.
Well, the bully’s low information parents didn’t give enough of a cap about their kid to either correct his behavior before he got a fully earned consequence, or keep him home so he didn’t earn a consequence.
They relied on a low morality public to stick up for special little thug.
It seems to have worked to some extent. Here you are.
Nowadays, ‘special ed’ might just mean they are hyperactive = rude, crude and lewd, and distracting to the classroom.
Anyone else read the story?
“The incident was not caught on video. Both children attend a special education program at Wilson Elementary School in Richmond.”
Sorry but the other kid is special ed too. The father had to simply keep his son out for one day and go and see the principal. Explain to the principal i’m recording this meeting. I am lodging a complaint. If nothing is done i will make it my lifes work to see you out of work. Simple stuff like that.
And in this case, the dad seems to be perfectly able to deal with the bully's dad, too.
And I be willing to bet that the parents and the student had reported the bullying several times. I hate the fact that schools spend obscene amounts of money on anti-bullying material but never practice what they preach. One kid was picking on my daughter in high school (not a smart move, as she is on the football team and is "protected" by her teammates). I went to the vice principal the first couple of times, then I told my daughter to "take care of business the way you know to make it stop". He went to the vice principal and told him that my daughter hit him. He called me and I told him that since the admin wasn't doing anything about it, I told her to take are of it. He laughed and told me that she hit him so hard that he wouldn't taste anything for a week. Funny thing is, the bullying stopped.
For those who have one.
That’s the reason I am inclined to give the Dad a pass on this one.
I was always the biggest kid in my neighborhood
.but i was the one getting crap .
little kids figured out they could hit me and blame me and everybody else would believe them because they were small and I was big.
when i was 9 i had the neighbor kid walk up and hit me dead center in the chest as hard as he could and hurt itself he then goes and crying to his teenage brother and his brother came out and beat the crap outta me.
At school when I was 12 has a kid hit me in the head and broke his little finger..I got suspend for a day.
Kids are smart and know how to game the system....its play the “the victim” and you can get away with anything
A rash assumption, not supported by the evidence.
I, too, would vote to acquit.
I certainly hope Mr. Hurd demands a jury trial.
A very good friend of mine was being picked on by an older kid when he was in elementary school. I believe he was 10 or 11 at the time. Now this was back in the 1940’s when kids who flunked got held back, sometimes more than once. The kid picking on him was much larger and much older (14 maybe).
My friend’s father went to the school, punched the kid in the face and told him to pick on someone his own size. My friend’s father was about the same size as the bully. Back in those days the only repercussion was that the bully stopped picking on my friend.
Assuming that the account is true, I would vote to acquit.
Fathers protect their kids.
Fighting back against an agressor is the right thing to do. If someone can’t, then a family member has the right to do it.
As kids we were taught that if you dish it out, you better be able to take it too.
Likewise...hand them back what they hand out.
One time we were going to town and forgot something, so my mom turned around and went back to the house.
When we got there, about 3 kids had gone into our house, took the cats kittens and were dipping them in the pool.
I watched my mother one by one, lift the little criminals up by one arm with a smart smack to the seat while their feet were dangling off the ground.
Any kid that went home crying and fessed up, then got it again by THEIR parent.
Thats how it was back then. Same in school.
If you got paddled by the teacher, you got paddled again when you went home.
Kids bully because they can get away with it.
As an aside: this is why most parents don’t let their kids ride the bus.
These traits strengthened the moral connecting fiber of society.
Before you run your mouth maybe we should wait for the facts to come in?
I’m the father of an autistic child, and this story pulls on my heart strings as much as anyone...However, I won’t condone someone slapping around someone’s 11 year old for being an alleged bully. That isn’t saying I wouldn’t find out who the child’d parents were and confront them.
Don’t be asinine.
The article itself states that Mr. Hurd was taken to jail.
The man is charged with child abuse and corporal injury to a child.
I gather that you live or have lived in the area which would suggest that you might have some sense that the city is not exactly father friendly, family friendly or child-slapping friendly.
Though perhaps that particular leftist vibe escaped your notice?
Want to bet a $50 donation to FR that Mr. Hurd is sentenced to addition time? I will trust you to follow the news reports and let me know. If Mr. Hurd is on parole already etc. etc. and is merely compelled to finish his present term, then both of us will have to cough up $25.
Or is that also too rash for your fine SF sensitivities?
Ditto! And I bet he feels it was worth every punishment he will receive and would do it again.
“Shanika Moses the child’s aunt and guardian”
No father or mother
Awful isn’t it?
Obamaland. Cool the earth, lower the seas, destroy the soul.
What an evil little viper he is.
I can’t believe some of the people on here. You would really go out and beat up an 11 year old kid? Or acquit a 44 year old who did. Wow, I’m beginning to wonder about some of the people here.
Sorry, but no way. A grown man can’t go around assaulting other peoples’ kids. This “man” is in his 40s, while the kid is 11. Just unacceptable.
His kid needs to learn to defend himself, rather than cry to daddy.
An 8 year old defend himself from an 11 year old?
You mean an 8 year old autistic boy defend himself against an 11 year old.
I believe it. The schools don’t control the kids. This “bullying” thing is only so people are are forced to accept homosexuals not to protect every day kids on the bus. Yea it has come to this.
Thats what I meant to say and would have written had I had sufficient command of the english language and adequate compositional skills.
the kid is autistic, what fricking world do you live in?!?! moron.
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