A video (below) showing 10-year-old Cequan Haskins being bullied and attacked for 40 minutes, on a school bus, by two 15-year-old bullies in May 2011 has recently been released.
The Appomattox County, Virginia teens used racial and sexual slurs, while they burned Haskins repeatedly with a cigarette lighter.
On the video, Haskins can be heard screaming and pleading with the teens to stop, but they continue the bullying and tell him to "sit down and shut your mouth."
Haskins' mother, Roxanne Haskins, released the video at a press conference on Friday. She told WSET-TV: "I wanted parents to be aware, that when I speak out, I'm speaking out for all kids. But unfortunately, this did happen to my child, and I want parents to be aware of what's going on in the school system."
"My son, he was a special needs child and he didn't deserve this. He was entitled to a safe transportation just like any other child in the Appomattox County Public School System."
Roxanne Haskins said that her son was scarred physically and emotionally, and has filed a lawsuit against the Appomattox County School Board. She says her son has been through hours of therapy.
The Daily Mail reports that the teen bullies were found guilty of disorderly conduct, assault and battery. However, the bus driver, Nancy Davis, who cheered the bullies on, was acquitted of child abuse charges.
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