This Dad Pummeled An 11-Year-Old Kid For Bullying His 9-Year-Old Autistic Son
furious father escorted his 9-year-old autistic son onto a school bus
late last week and proceeded to beat up an 11-year-old kid who had
allegedly been bullying the boy.
The incident occurred on Friday morning in the Bay Area suburb of Richmond, Calif., reports CBS San Francisco.
Police say the assailant, Burnis Hurd got on the bus with his son. Then, his son identified the boy who had been bullying him.
“The father grabbed the 11-year old by the hair, pulled hard and
raised the child out of his seat, then shoved him on the side of the bus
where the window meets the wall,” Richmond Police Lt. Mark Gagan told
CBS San Francisco.
Police say Hurd, 44, also warned that he would kill the 11-year-old
boy and also threatened some other kids on the bus for good measure.
The melee was not captured on videotape and the bus driver didn’t get
involved. In fact, the bus driver never even bothered to report the
incident. Instead, the 11-year-old kid informed the principal at Wilson
Elementary School in Richmond, where both children are enrolled in a
special education program.
The alleged bully ended up with a cheek abrasion and a gashed earlobe.
Hurd ended up in jail. He has been charged with child abuse and
bodily injury to a child. As on Monday, he remained in jail pending a
The 11-year-old boy’s aunt and guardian, Shanika Moses, said she
wants the mad dad “prosecuted to the fullest,” according to CBS.
Hurd might have fared infinitesimally better several hours down the
road in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson City, where the city council
narrowly rejected an ordinance that would have made bullying by children
as young as 5-years-old a crime punishable by misdemeanor charges and
fines of $100. (RELATED: Nanny State Run Amok: Police Will Now Ticket, Charge 5-Year-Olds For Bullying)
The ordinance, which went down by a single vote, would have
prohibited everyone over the age of five from making another person feel
“terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed or
With all the stories about kids killing kids, bullying victims suicide rates, schools and school buses doing next to nothing to solve the problem......I can't say I blame him for his reaction.
Edited by Az~Maverick - Jun 06 2014 at 1:11am