Monday, March 14, 2011

School Bullying Victim Fights Back Against Attacker, Gets Suspended from Dunheved Campus


When Casey Heynes was assaulted by Ritchard Gale the school bully at Dunheved Campus grade 7-10 school in New South Wales Australia, he defended himself from further harm while another bully stood by filming the attack:

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Ritchard the little bully was suspended from Dunheved, but so was Casey - for fighting back against Ritchard's unprovoked, in-progress physical assault.

Dunheved Campus administrators should be doubly ashamed of themselves. Not only does the video show how they failed to provide Casey with the safe learning environment they promise every student, but now they're faulting Casey - the victim here - for defending himself from an unprovoked brutal physical assault.

Dunheved student Casey Heynes deserves much better than being thrown under the bus by school administration under the lie "all students caught fighting on school grounds will be suspended..." That's pure BS and everyone knows it, the video shows it; Casey was forced to defend himself against a bully the only way he knew how. If the school had any understanding of bullying whatsoever, they would understand what happened here. But they don't.

Feel free to send a message of support for Casey Heynes to Dunheved school administrators at the e-mail address below:

dunheved-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Its about time that the innocent victims are not punished but rather the criminal morons regardless of age are held to account for their crimes, in this case the thug got exactly what he deserved and the individual who was suspended should be applauded for showing as much restraint as he did.

Anonymous said...

While its great to see victims of bullying standing up for themselves, people must understand that schools cannot be seen to condone violence under any circumstances. The vast majority of teachers in this area of western sydney struggle everyday to stamp out bullying and violence in schools. The job is made even harder by the home environments some students which teaches children that violence is an everyday occurance to mark authority. Without unwavering support from parents to stamp out violence and bullying in schools teachers are up against a losing battle.

Anonymous said...

i see your point but what is he supposed to do? stand there and let himself be repeatedly punched/mocked/degraded? or wait is he supposed to just walk away? anyone who has been to school knows that walking away does nothing because the bullys will just follow you around. and then theyll be back the next day to bully you again.

this kid has been suspended for standing up to a bully. thats all he did, stand up and defend himself. what a joke. if he was my kid i would be damn proud and i would be telling him it is okay to do what he did.

i will bet you this little kid never bullys casey ever again

Anonymous said...

Way to go casey.. The good thing is you didn't start this fight...Who cares if you get suspended. If you didn't do anything about it they will still hunt down...I know exactly how you feel. I've been bullied as well but too afraid to fight back but I wish I could go back and punch every single one..

I'm 100% support you.

Anonymous said...

You go Casey!!! Congratulations for standing up for yourself and so what you got suspended you have all the support from the many of victims who couldn't fight back!!! Hero!!!!

Anonymous said...

That bullying coward (loser) definitely got what he deserved from the victim. It is unbelievable that there are annoying pesky little rodent animals out there that not only like to pick on innocent people, but to also hurt them and enjoy it. That bully was just lucky that he didn't end up dead after being thrown to the ground like a piece of trash. Good on the victim for making a statement.

Anonymous said...

I forgot to mention that the second bully that wanted to persue the victim (after the first bully got thrown like a piece of trash) is also a coward. If I had been there, that second bully would have had both his arms and legs broken. I'm not a bully. I'm a bully-destroyer.

Anonymous said...

The bully also didn't foresee that he was hassling a future UFC fighter.

Anonymous said...

good job casey, who cares if he got punished? Suspentions a holiday enjoy it :)

Anonymous said...

I don't think that the whimpy little wannabe bully will mess with Casey again. Since afterall that whimp nearly got his whole body broken.

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe the school allowed this to happen, and then punished Casey for defending himself. Pretty clear which group the administrators fell into in school.

Anonymous said...

proud of that kid
the school should get sued for this

Anonymous said...

I thought this was from my old highschool when I saw the uniform and heard how the staff handled it (Punishing the victim). This is definitely not a rare occurrence, nor the only poorly handled aspect of it. In many cases, witnesses asked to provide information on conflicts are often made to tell in front of the bully, or with full knowledge that their anonymity will not be respected.

This Casey kid not only took that face punch like a champ, he had an incredible amount of restraint. That takedown was glorious, and I'm proud of this kid for both waiting to strike, and for not continuing to lay into the bully after incapacitating him.

Elizabeth said...

I am SO glad I don't have kids. I would pull my son out of that school so fast it would make their heads swim and then I would sue them.

Even prisoner's of war get better treatment than this...

Anonymous said...

The school administration should definitely be investigated, because these clowns should already realise (from the video) that the victim had simply had more than enough of that poor excuse for a puny matchstick hassling him all the time. After seeing this video, it is time for good strong people to band together and erradicate bullies. Casey is a good example of how to react against bullies. That is, if bullies hassle you too much, then destroy them when the time is right.

Unwanted Anon said...

U fight, u get suspended. Bottom line. Da guy had 2 defend himself, but it don't change da fact dat his actions, though justified, were deemed as outrageous.
Da officials, though they should punish Casey, should give him somethin' less than what da bully got seeing as how it was self defense.

Anonymous said...

Ok, what this school administration needs to understand is the clear delineation between what they consider 'fighting', and what was a very clear act of self defence.

Casey was not just in iminent danger, he was in IMMEDIATE ACTUAL DANGER OF PHYSICAL HARM! He acted with no more than appropriate force, and once the immediate threat was nullified he removed himself from the situation in a very mature manner.

He should be very, VERY proud of himself for his handling of the situation, and I hope his parents realise by all the positive support that despite the suspension, Casey did nothing wrong at all, legally or morally.

The young lady who tells the bully's mate to move on afterward deserves a pat on the back too, very mature & commendable.

Anonymous said...

It would be nice to know bully Ritchard's full name.

Not from a retribution point of view, but we should all keep an eye out for his future sporting achievements. Clearly as a professional boxer he has a promising career as a punching bag in store for him! :p

Anonymous said...

Casey,
You are a very brave young man. I was the victim of bullies for years. I was never able to stand up for myself. I wish I would have displayed the same courage you did. Shame on your school for not protecting you. You are a hero for all of us who are too scared to defend ourselves.

Anonymous said...

Casey did what any human would do, and SHOULD do, in that situation. Fleeing was not an option, so the only other option was to fight back.

The school administration is high on drugs if they find Casey to be in the wrong. Normally, all kids involved in the fight get punished because there's no definite proof of what exactly happened, but this is clear video evidence.

If you're reading this Casey, don't worry about what those idiots in the principal's office say, you did the right thing. Well executed piledriver as well!

Anonymous said...

The truth of the matter is this : Casey could have killed that bully. But he didn't. He simply did what was necessary to remove the threat, and then he walked away. He is obviously a decent lad. We need more people like him actually. The school administration can get stuffed for not helping the victim. Casey should actually be given an award for making a stand against useless pieces of trash that enjoy hurting people for nothing.

Anonymous said...

He shouldn't be punished for defending himself, but neither should he feel any shame for being punished for it. Doing what is right is not always appreciated by the weak; that's why they're weak. GO CASEY!

Ferreira said...

I just hope common sense gets to the people that are actually taughting something to kids. Cause the bullies certenately have a big lack of it.

Anonymous said...

The bully should be arrested for three accounts of assault as should the parents as they are legally responsible for the child. The fight is not over as most bully's who get their buts kicked will get friends to help. Casey would have been well within his rights to respond with the SAME intent as his attacker. Theschool is clearly at fault for allowing it to happen and their response which is much worse. . . . The parents of the bully do not deserve the life given to them for suing I.M.O.

Anonymous said...

I think to punish a student for defending themselves is the biggest outrage of all.

He stoop up to the bully, he stopped it, and now he's being punished for it. What message does that send?

Be bullied.

Don't Do Anything.

Stay A victim.

Be afraid.

Thats stupid. He should have never been punished if anything he should have been applauded maybe that would send the right message to bullies cause lets be honest its not happening. Their current method of working out the bullying is not working.

Anonymous said...

Well done big guy!! The punishment doesnt fit what you did. I wonder if the school had access to the footage at the time they suspended you though.

That guy who wrote the comment using semi-literate, sms-speak...you're a teacher!! Your spelling is too correct and your punctuation is correct. You're not as clever as you think, dude!!!!

Anonymous said...

The coward idiot school administrator MUST be fire IMMEDIATELY. The school should issue an apology to Casey and his parents for this punishing Casey action and the school failed their responsibility to provide a safe place for Casey Heynes.

The school need to support fighting back bullying. The school should post an ad to denounce Ritchard Gale. Idiot Gale's parents must be responsible for physical and psychological damages to Casey.

Any fucking idiots who are saying that fight back is not the way to deal with bullying should go in front of the graves of those younger who died because of bullying and tell them what should have happened.

Go Casey Heynes .. the world is with you.

Anonymous said...

I do not condone fighting BUT how much CRAP does one have to put up with before they take a stand??!!!! Good For Casey. But suspending him from school sends the wrong signals to the bully, as if it's ok to continue bulying and wrong to stand your ground. The school system is out of order and needs correcting in a major way. It's obvious that their way of doing things is not working.

jimmy said...

I know fighting is bad but if you fight to keep yourself from being harmed then it is justifiable. We should teach our teens not to bully anyone or be bullied so that they will not suffer any sort of trauma. Anyway, schools have different ways in punishing bullies but I do hope that the punishment will be justifiable to the crime committed.