Justice of the Day: Bully Who Punched Blind Kid Arrested for Battery, Hero Who Stopped Him Praised
We talked about this stand up teen who knocked down a bully picking on a blind kid yesterday and it looks like further justice has been served.
The authorities and social media have gotten involved.
New York Daily News put together a comprehensive story about the fight:
A California high school bully who was thrown to the ground after beating up a partially blind student was arrested Thursday, police said as the teen who stopped the assault spoke out for the first time.
The teen tormenter, Noah, was arrested for misdemeanor battery and released to his parents after a video of him hitting his visually impaired peer, Austin, at Huntington Beach High School circulated on social media, police said.
[Cody Pines, the teen who stopped the bully] was hailed a hero online and by his peers for his actions, although Pines said he "didn't really want to hit him" in his first interview Thursday.
"But when you punch a blind kid, that's what made me so mad," Pines told FOX LA. "I kinda regretted it but I kinda didn't because if I didn't Austin would've been more hurt."
Pines, a former football player, said he had seen other videos of bullies "beating up kids and getting away with it" and told himself he would never let that happen if he witnessed it.
Teresa White said she is "proud of our grandson for standing up for that young man."
Here's the video if you haven't seen it yet:
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