A mother from Virginia, USA, shared the horrific video showing her son being attacked by a classmate on a school bus.
Taylor Brock, whose son is a seventh grader at Walt Whitman Middle School in Alexandria, posted video of the Jan. 23 incident to his blog on Monday.
The minute-long video shows a schoolgirl beating her son, grabbing his mouth and throat, threatening him and then seemingly choking him while pushing him into the seat.
The driver can be heard in the background warning the students not to change seats.
“My son came home crying and I saw the marks on his neck,” Ms. Brock told WUSA 9. “Nobody decided to get up.
She wrote on her blog that her attacker was the same girl who stole a toy from her a few months ago.
“I immediately went to the school to show them the video of the attack and the pictures of my son’s neck. Seeing this made me confident that the school would take appropriate action to ensure the safety of not only my son but the other children on the bus and at school by expelling him,” Ms Brock wrote in her blog.
The student was suspended, which Ms Brock believes is insufficient.
“My son informed me that she had returned to school after being suspended simply for a criminal act such as strangulation. How is that fair?” she wrote.
Ms Brock obtained a protective order from a Fairfax County judge, who ordered the girl to stay at least 50 feet from her son for two years.
The mother also filed a complaint with the police, saying her son “suffered emotional and physical trauma” during the incident.