This morning one of the more sensational stories was a video that showed a bully kicking the crap out of her classmate while her friends watched and filmed. The Korea Times has more this evening in English:
The clip is assumed to have been taken by one of the offender's friends between January and February but it became an issue when it was uploaded on online portals. Police are tracing how the images were uploaded.
According to the police, the offenders received relatively minor punishment from the school ― they were only ordered to clean up the campus.
However, Police said they would investigate further as the extent of the violence shown in the video clip was extreme. ``We are going to investigate and hold those responsible accountable,'' a police officer said.
The case shocked Internet users. However, the offender responded with hostility.
On her Web site, she said, ``You don't know me at all, who do you think I am? Why do you bring up things that happened in February?'' She added, ``There's nothing you can do anyway. I'm only 13 years old and they can't send me to juvenile reformatory.''
Yeah, fuck you and fuck the school that didn't do shit. As Korea Beat wryly points out, there really shouldn't be any question how the video and the victim's personal information found its way online. And if you look at the comparative size of the victim, who gets kicked repeatedly in the head by a much larger bully (and whose compulsive hand-rubbing is almost just as tough to watch), you also have to question the validity of the claim that she spread bad rumors about her attacker.