Last week, a video emerged showing a visually impaired student at Huntington Beach High School in California being repeatedly punched in the face by a fellow student, until a third student stepped up to defend the victim by punching the bully in the head and knocking him to the ground.
Glenn Beck's The Blaze website covered the story and Beck discussed it on his radio program today, voicing his outrage that the student who stepped up to defend his fellow student was supposedly suspended from school for doing so.
"There is a story out of California that is just infuriating," Beck said. "There is a football player at a high school and he sees this other kid just wailing on this blind kid ... So everybody is just standing around, doing nothing, and finally this high school football player comes up and grabs the guy who is wailing on him and throws him down to the ground ... Who gets expelled? The football player! This is insane! Absolutely insane!"
That does seem pretty crazy .... probably because, as usually is the case, Beck was totally wrong. The school district made clear several times that the student who stepped up to defend this victim was, in fact, never suspended, and even released a statement clearly explaining that fact:
In the Education Code it is a school district’s responsibility to protect student records, as well as to be of personal support to their families. We want to thank the family of the student who came to the aid of his fellow classmate, as they have granted us permission to share the following information:
Their student has not been suspended over the past two school days. He has been eligible to attend school with all privileges both Thursday and Friday of this week, and this eligibility will continue.
It took us literally three minutes to find that piece of information, but apparently Beck, once again, cannot be bothered to do a simple Google search before going on the air and spreading misinformation.