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Boy with cerebral palsy has ‘forgiven’ bullies who walked on him in stream, mother says

Click to play video: 'Video shows teens tormenting Nova Scotia boy with cerebral palsy' Video shows teens tormenting Nova Scotia boy with cerebral palsy
A Facebook video shows the teen lying in a stream while young girl walks on him, using him as a bridge – Nov 9, 2018

The mother of a Cape Breton teen with cerebral palsy says her son has forgiven a group of students who bullied him last week – telling him to lie in a shallow stream as other students walked over him.

But she said he is still afraid to return to his high school because he doesn’t feel safe.

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In an interview Tuesday, Terri McEachern said her son, 14-year-old Brett Corbett, received an apology over the weekend from two of the students involved.

School administrators said Tuesday they wanted to assure parents and the community that they would “work with students, staff and parents to address this behaviour.”

The stream, known as Burr-Bank, is near Glace Bay High School where Corbett is a Grade 9 student.

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The incident was recorded and ended up posted on Facebook, causing wide-spread concern and condemnation.

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