Bullies Dump Nebraska Deaf Student’s Backpack in Toilet

Story courtesy of Tanveer Mann

Deaf student takes picture of his bag and belongings shoved down toilet by bullies. Deaf student takes picture of his bag and belongings bullies shoved down toilet. 
Alexis Hernandez, who is deaf, was left devastated after bullies dumped his backpack down the toilet with work he spent hours doing inside. (Picture: KMTV)

He’s been deaf since he was one and has been through years of bullying and jokes because of his disability.  

But what happened last week was too much for Alexis Hernandez to handle.

The teen, who is a student at Burke High school in Nebraska, was on his lunch break when he noticed his book bag, which had the battery for his cochlear implant hearing aid in it, was missing. He quickly informed school teachers, who reviewed security footage but were unable to identify the two male students who took it.

Bullies dump deaf student’s backpack down toilet, with hearing aid, bank card & coursework inside

He eventually found his belongings dumped in a school toilet (Picture: KMTV). Staff even searched the school grounds but had no luck.

It was only when Alexis went to the toilet, did he find all his homework, school supplies, tablet computer, hearing aid and debit card dumped in the toilet.

Alexis took a photo of the damage and shared it on Snapchat.

He said: ‘Those students think it’s OK to bully a deaf student, but it’s not. It’s not OK to bully someone who is disabled, deaf or hard of hearing. Or anyone for that matter.’

Bullies dump deaf student’s backpack down toilet, with hearing aid, bank card & coursework inside

The teen is a student at Burke High school in Nebraska. 

He said: ‘I was very upset because I know 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. 

The boys who stole the backpack have now been identified by the school, and one of them has been suspended while the other is still under investigation by school officials. They claim they didn’t know he was deaf.

Alexis said: ‘I just want to talk to them, I don’t want to fight them. I want to talk it out. And talk to their parents about them so they can tell them they need to teach them the right thing to do.’

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