The teen who saved his blind classmate from a bully has been suspended from school and kicked off the football team for his actions.
The video above shows the moment the heroic teen knocks the bully to the ground.
The video begins with the bully beating the noticeably upset and frightened blind boy before hero teen Cody Pines jumps in and knocks the bully to the ground with a single punch.
The bully goes down and blood can be seen running from his face.
“You trying to jump a f—— blind kid, bro?” the teen yells at the bully. “What the f— is your problem?”
At the end of the video, Cody tells the bully “I swear to God, if you f— with this kid again, I will f— you up.”
The fight took place at Huntington Beach High School during lunch, according to New York Daily News. The video was uploaded to the internet on Wednesday and was recorded by a bystander. It has now received more than 500,000 hits on Youtube.
The Huntington Beach Union High School District released this statement after the incident:
“Huntington Beach High School firmly believes that all students are afforded an opportunity to learn in a safe and secure environment. Because of this, safety is the highest priority. Huntington Beach High School has a very strong anti-bullying code of conduct and will not condone this type of behavior from any student.”
The bully has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery. While the hero teen has not been arrested, the school decided to enforce there “zero tolerance” for violence policy by kicking him off the football team.
The school says they are still investigating the incident.
“The school is now responding to this isolated incident by interviewing students and witnesses to determine exactly what happened,” the district said in a statement. “Additionally, the school is working with local authorities to define the appropriate actions necessary once all of the information is collected.”
A petition has also started to get Cody back on the team. Nearly 70,000 have signed so far.