The student was left with a possible concussion and a broken tooth. There were by standers but no one came to help as per the victim. And as a punishment for attacking a kid for being gay, all the attacker got was a 3 days suspension.
The student informed that his attacker called him “the definition of a faggot” on Facebook. Victims mother was quoted saying “All those people who have that hate in their heart, they need to let it go. Because people are going to be who they are.”
Towleroad, which first reported the incident also reports that “Union-Scioto has no policy in place that specifically protects students from being bullied or attacked based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The Union-Scioto Local School District does have a policy that prohibits harassment based on sex, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, among others, but it does not specifically protect against harassment based on sexual orientation or gender identity.”
The video which was initially posted on Facebook is below. If you go through the comments section of the video, you will find one guy commenting “boys will be boys”. That kind of comment is disturbing and scary. Having a fight, or wrestling between two guys where both want to do it and just beating up someone who is not interested in picking up a fight is not being ‘ boys will be boys.’ Although both the situations are wrong. One doesn’t need to fight to prove they are men, but to beat up someone for being gay is ‘homophobes will be homophobes’.