School bullying caught on tape sparks police investigation

Police are investigating a video of an Aurora, Colorado, high school girl being bullied that went viral last Thursday after a concerned mom uploaded the footage to social media.

KDVR reported that Lainey, 15, claimed that Gateway High School students have persecuted her for the past four months. The videos, uploaded to Facebook by Amanda Brown, the freshman’s mother, captured an alleged bully threatening to throw a large rock at Brown’s car.

“If this is the way they’re talking to me, an adult, her mother, I can’t even begin to imagine the torment that my daughter has been facing,” the girl’s mom told the station.

In the post, Brown claimed that Lainey must be escorted by security from class to class because the bullying has gotten so bad.

So as many of you know for over a few months my daughter has been bullied by a group of girls at her high school. The…

Posted by Mandy Brown on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Laniey’s mom told KMGH that her daughter has a disability and that it began with harassment over a boy and escalated to violent threats. The teen claimed that her bullies said if she was winning a fight that they were “going to jump in and beat the crap out of” her.

Brown claimed that school district leaders are considering disciplinary action against the girls. However, she mentioned that the girls haven’t learned from previous suspensions. Aurora Public Schools also told KDVR that they can’t disclose specific actions taken against the students in question.

The school district released the following statement:

“Aurora Public Schools is actively investigating the incident along with the Aurora Police Department. Student safety is our top priority. We take any accusation of bullying seriously and work closely with families to address concerns.”

The set of videos have been shared 120,000 times and viewed more than 15 million times collectively. Brown wrote that she plans to file restraining orders.

“There should be no tolerance, I feel like it should be three strikes and you’re out, you’ve got to find a new school.”

[Featured Image: Facebook (screencap)]