WATCH: Northeast High Girl Turns Video of Her Beating Into Anti-Bullying Crusade
Mia DeJesus says she was beaten unconscious in a Northeast High School bathroom last week — and to make things worse, her attackers posted video of the incident online to see.
Now the video is going viral — promoted by 16-year-old DeJesus herself, as a statement against bullying.
“I refuse to be held hostage by this video and my fear,” she says in a voiceover. “I will not be a victim.”
Listen to my sister in law
6ABC reports that the four girls involved in the incident have been suspended from school; one is under investigation by police. Meanwhile, the video has reportedly been viewed more than 2 million times.
“All the people that have been texting me on Facebook and telling me their story, I feel like I did help a lot of people in the short amount of time that my video has been up,” Mia told the station.
The video — and the responses to it — can be found on Facebook under the #teammia hashtag.