A video taken at Arvin High School shows students bullying another student while cutting his hair.
A parent told News 17 that the student in the video has special needs. In the video, the student is seen cutting his hair while wiping his eyes, while other students draw, record and laugh. 17 The news does not show this video because the student is underage, his mother told us not to do it. This video contains clear language. When a student told him in Spanish not to cry, he could hear the students laughing. Arvin Councilman Daniel Beverly said he was “outraged” by the video shot at the high school.
Beverly said she wants to hold the school accountable. A spokesperson for Kern High School told Telemundo Valle Central that Arvin High School management is aware of the video and the behavior shown is “completely unacceptable”.
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A spokesperson for Kern High School sent this statement to Telemundo Valle Central:
Arvin High School officials are aware that the video is being shared on social media. The behavior shown in this video is totally unacceptable and we do not condone any form of bullying. When students exceed the limits of acceptable behavior, they will be held accountable for their behavior and the school will support any student involved.
The incident is being thoroughly investigated and appropriate training will be carried out. Concerned parents of the student spoke to the media Thursday afternoon at San Diego Park in Lamont. On Thursday evening, the City of Arvin released a statement saying the city and the Arvin Police Department have contacted the school and local government about the incident. City officials said they are investigating the incident and are providing support and resources for a “speedy resolution” of the matter. Reports say a protest will take place outside Arvin Heights at 10 a.m. Friday. This can change.
The student’s family and community members expressed outrage. Avelina Santiago, the student’s mother, told Karen Marroquin of Telemundo Valle Central that she wants the victims and those seen in the video to answer.