Bully victim’s body slam a net sensation
A SYDNEY schoolboy has become an i nternet sensation after video emerged of him body-slamming another student during a verbal and physical attack.
Striking back for bullying vict i ms everywhere, t he Year 10 boy, who pleaded with his tormenter to leave him alone, picked up his attacker and slammed him to the ground.
The victim, identified on Facebook as Casey Heynes, took a hit to the face and then more blows as the Year 7 boy goaded him to fight.
Both students were suspended for four days after the incident on Monday.
Footage of the fight at Chifley College, Dunheved Campus at North St Marys, was posted online and drew h u n d r e d s o f c o m m e n t s mostly in support of Casey.
Casey’s father said his son had been the victim of bullying for several years and feared for his safety if he spoke about the fight.
‘‘ He’s always been taught never to hit. Apparently other people’s parents don’t teach their kids that.’’
Online sympathisers have started a ‘‘ Casey Heynes Anti Bullying Day’’.
A NSW Department of Education and Training spokeswoman said the only injury sustained in the fight was a grazed knee.