Outrage after video of attack on teen with cerebral palsy shared online

Outrage after video of attack on teen with cerebral palsy shared online
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The mother of a 16-year-old with cerebral palsy is taking a stand against bullying, after a video showing students violently kicking her son to the ground and laughing was shared on social media.

“I cried when I saw that,” Margaret Wooding told NBC affiliate station WPXI.“How can kids be so cruel? I don’t want this to happen, not just to my child but to anyone.”

Isaiah Wooding has cerebral palsy, a static neurological disorder the affects muscle coordination and body movement.

“I was kind of hurt and embarrassed,” Isaiah told WPXI. “I had no idea that this was going on.”

The video, which was posted to Facebook by a classmate, shows a student at Penn Hills High School kicking 16-year old Wooding to the ground. The student filming the confrontation laughs while the bullying occurs.

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