JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A video circulating on the Internet shows a Mississippi special needs student being punched in the face, and the boy's family wants stiffer punishment for the attacker and implementation of a stronger bullying policy.
Amy Snyder says her nephew, a 16-year-old freshman at East Union High near New Albany, was punched Feb. 25. She said the attacker was wearing a boxing glove, but she considers it a violent assault.
Snyder says her nephew functions on a 10-year-old level.
Snyder says two students were suspended five days and one was suspended fewer days.
Superintendent Ken Basil says that's not accurate. He says the district followed policy in disciplining those involved, but he's prohibited from disclosing the punishment.