A sickening video is making the rounds today in social media of a 9-year-old girl being beaten by two boys on a school bus.
The youngster is a third grader at Coconut Palm K-8 Academy in Homestead, Fla.
According to media reports, the two students responsible for the assault have been arrested.
The parents of the helpless victim, who has not been named, have apparently dealt with two other children in their family being bullied at school. In fact, after repeated complaints, the girl’s mother said school officials suggested they enroll their children elsewhere. Yet, in an official statement from the Miami-Dade School District, administrators strived to assure parents and the public that student security remains a top priority.
“The safety and wellbeing of our students is of the utmost importance,” the statement read. “This school district goes to great lengths to promote the values of restraint and respect as well as using social media responsibly. We ask that parents reinforce these principles at home.”
This despicable assault on a child is a microcosm of a wider and devastating attack on children across this nation. It represents the consequences of years of indifference, disrespect, neglect, and outright hostility to innocence. It shocks our sensibilities, but our children’s minds and hearts are being attacked each and every day on numerous fronts.
Yes, there is universal condemnation of this violent assault, as there should be. The legal process will now unfold. Administrators may hold assemblies, and security personnel for school buses might even be hired. But none of that will get to the heart of the problem. That’s because at the core of the issue is a disrespect for life, ignoring its sacredness and preciousness.
Thousands of innocent pre-born babies have been aborted today – assaulted not by boys on a bus, but by doctors who bully nevertheless by violating their Hippocratic oath to do no harm.
Today in America, fresh-faced and impressionable kids are being intellectually assaulted in schools, told that men can be women and women can be men. They’re being indoctrinated by leftists who want to run down the founders and instill in children a suspicion of our Judeo-Christian roots.
Violence on a school bus flows from broken homes and the cultivation of a society that glorifies violence in popular culture, whether it’s manifest in our music, movies, video games or somewhere else online. It often involves the objectification of women. Children mirror what they see – and what they see is producing horrific results.
Our hearts ache for this young girl, and we must pray for her and all those like her who remain exposed and vulnerable to this outright assault on the next generation, which hangs precariously in the balance.
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