Kid Suspended for Body Slamming Bully Is a Hero


casey heynes

Most of me is cheering for Casey Heynes, the 16-year-old Australian kid who's quickly becoming a virtual star for body-slamming his bully in a fierce and powerful display of "Leave me the eff alone, you stupid insecure little runt!"

Rest assured that obnoxious bully (who is almost half Casey's size, does he need glasses or something?) will not be tormenting Casey again any time soon. Most likely because he's sitting in a hospital somewhere with a broken shin and smashed nose, and because of the viral video showing the incident between the two boys and the Internet following that is basically hailing Casey a hero. Or it may be because Casey was actually suspended for this incident, and may face criminal charges for defending himself -- if you can even believe that.

Even though that bully got what was coming to him in the biggest way and the fact that the video captured it all. It's plain as day how he provoked Casey, how Casey was clearly not the instigator. It shows how Casey resisted as long as he could, before snapping and doing what anyone who is forced to endure this type of harassment on a daily basis would do -- he grabbed the little shit and slammed him to the concrete like the sack of dirt he is.

Judge for yourself -- if you can. YouTube keeps removing the video from its site, but a few places, like this one, may still be playing it. (Else, try Googling.)

And the rest of me, granted not as much as the part that's thrilled Casey defended himself, is just so sad. Sad that school officials let it get to the point where it had to happen in the first place. Every single teacher, administrator, and janitor in that place had to know what was going on, especially since this was not an isolated incident. According to a Facebook page set up in Casey's defense, he "has been tormented every single day of his short high school life." 

I'm sad because the other students let it get to this point. Just look at those two standing right there, watching and laughing as Casey gets his face punched in, as well as the idiot who was there filming it. No doubt the film got a drastically different presentation than he planned, as he was likely a friend of Mr. Humiliated Bully. I'm sad that our children are faced with violence like this, sad that we finding ourselves glorifying it in the name of justice and retribution.

And, yeah, maybe I'm even 0.0000000001 percent sad for the bully, who should be happy he's still alive after that brutal World Wrestling move.

But mostly I'm sad, just so sad for poor Casey, a seemingly good kid who just wanted to be left alone. Suspended from school, facing possible criminal charges. His life tainted forever. All the Facebook pages in the world won't make that go away. Even though Casey did what most of us who were bullied in school, and what most of us moms would wish and hope our kids would do in the same situation, he's even more of a victim now than he was before.

Is Casey a hero? Would you have wanted your kid to do the exact same thing?

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Brea85 Brea85


nonmember avatar Jen

Good for him. If more bullies got their ass handed to them, there would be less bullies. If he faces charges, so should the school for letting the bullying go on in the first place.

Heart... HeartCharmMama

I would hope that bullying would never get to that point but if it did, then yes, I would say defend yourself! It might get him in a bit of trouble but he can be rest assured that the little punk won't try to pick on him again.

Although I don't think violence is the answer, I am cheering for Casey.  Most bully victims would not have done what he did.

TippyD TippyD

before watching the video I was going to say he should have walked away, but he got punched.. TWICE.  glad he defended himself. the bully only got what was coming to him!

Heart... HeartCharmMama

Just saw the video and OMG did he handle his little ass.  He did get him really good and those broken bones may take a while to heal but the bullying he did to Casey might take years for Casey to get over.

Midnightpooper Too

The runt singled Casey out because his friends backed him up. Growing up a bigger kid I know about being swarmed daily.
That kid had no intention of ever trying to really go one on one with Casey.
And none of them expected a fight to turn so quick.

dejamanu dejamanu

WOW, HOW DID HE GET suspended if he didnt start it! that is crazy. If it had gone on for long it was a good way to react, Im sure that lil scrawny kid wont be messing with him anymore! 

I think I would be mad at my kid getting suspended, but this could of easily saved his or anyone who watched life! So let him get suspended, at least he is alive! :)

Sweet... Sweet_Britt

Holy crap! I gasped when I saw that kid get thrown to the floor....I mean, I get WHY Casey did it...poor guy took everything he could before handling his business, but damn.....That kid looked SERIOUSLY injured. 

It infuriates me to see people RECORDING this stuff and then the kids laughing in the background? I mean, come on. Really, its enough to make a mom want to homeschool...LOL

Faiqa Khan

Am I old fashioned and unrealistic for asking where the hell the adults have been the whole time?! I understand that as children get older, it's incumbent on us to let them go and work out their own social issues. But this, in my opinion, is something kids need our help with. There was no need for this situation to get this far... I mean, I feel like I'm watching Lord of the Flies here.

Christian Mathis

I don't know, I am against violence. good for him for wanting to defend himself, but he didn't need to go to such extremes. My brother was bullied and got suspended for punching a kid in the mouth and piercing his tongue with his tooth, but that was self defense as well. he was wrong, too. two wrongs do not make it right. I am happy he is ok.. bully or not. the bully probably gets treated poorly at home and found his own victim at school to make himself feel better. there is more to it than what meets the eye. I would punish my kid for hurting another so badly.

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