Middle School fight caught on camera, victim's mother worried for son's safety

Posted at 10:45 PM, Apr 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-06 22:45:28-04

A Cape Coral mother claims a student who was caught on camera punching her son wasn't disciplined. 

The vicious blows can be seen in a short video recording that was taken Wednesday morning during a P.E. class at Caloosa Middle School. 

"This is all over the internet," said Gisel Bolanos. "I went into shock when I saw that video."

According to Bolanos, the video was shared on social media and was later sent to her son.  

"He was viciously attacked, said Bolanos."

The video shows a student standing in front of her son who was sitting on the bleachers, when suddenly the student starts punching her son. The punches continues even after an adult walks over. 

"I don't know what to do, I feel helpless after seeing that video and a teacher was there!" said Bolanos.

But it 's what happened after the fight that has Bolanos really upset.  She claims the student who hit her son was allowed to remain at school that day and wasn't disciplined afterward.

"They're just trying to brush everything under the rug but I just want to know if my son is going to be safe. The kid, the bully, he is still in school. My son is not safe there," said Bolanos. 

Four In Your Corner contacted the Lee County School District to find out, what, if any, punishment was given.

According to a spokesperson, the student was disciplined under the guidelines of student code of conduct which has fighting as a level two offense and lists over 17 forms of punishment from school suspensions to an apology letter. 

Bolanos feels school officials should've given the student one of the more severe punishments for what happened to her son.

"He is traumatized and I wish I knew how to make it all better, but the school is not helping at all " said Bolanos.

She wants more done so that the student doesn't continue the sane behavior later in life.

"Right now they're just 12, 13 years old, what's going to happen in high school. they're not doing anything about it; they need to get that kid help," said Bolanos.