24 Jan '12, 12am

Autistic Boy Beaten As Students Watch and Cheer | Care2 Causes

While waiting for the school bus in Elkton, Maryland, 11-year-old Kaleb Kula was recently beaten by another boy . As other children cheered — and as Kaleb was punched in the face — another student filmed the assault on a cell phone and uploaded the footage to Facebook where it was seen dozens of times and by Kaleb’s horrified parents. Kaleb is on the autism spectrum and also has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and says that he has been bullied “for years.” His parents, James and Jessica Kula, say that they have repeatedly asked the Elkton school district for help to stop the bullying. “At least kids that don’t have special needs can defend themselves a little bit more…He’s pretty much defenseless,” said Kaleb’s father. His mother commented that “I just can’t believe that kids can be so mean.” Police say that the student who hit Kaleb has been charged as a juvenile...

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