When a new school year starts, we all automatically think about that sweet smell of school supplies, and the fact that you can pee in privacy now that you’re kids are back in the classroom. Unfortunately, however, it also means bullying starts again. For one high schooler, the bullying started especially early.
Alex Hernandez, who is now 16, has been deaf since he was 1-year-old. Sadly, some jerks at his school thought it’d be an amazing idea to dump the contents of his book bag in the toilet (like the turds they are). This included his school supplies, tablet computer, debit card, an English project he was working on, and a battery for the cochlear implant he needs in order to hear. This all happened while Alex was getting his lunch in the cafeteria.
What makes me want to cry is the fact that Alex is used to being teased about his deafness, which he explained to KMTV:
“Those students think it’s okay to bully a deaf student, but it’s not. It’s not okay to bully someone who is disabled, deaf or hard of hearing. Or anyone for that matter. I work really hard on my project and homework because I just want to make my mom to be happy and know that I did a good job on the homework.”