Brickbat: Think of the Children


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The security video from the Manatee County, Florida, school bus shows Anabelle Hunting, 5, crying as another student repeatedly slaps her and pulls her hair and other students throw a plush toy belonging to Hunting around the bus. But bus aide D'Mari Martin does nothing to stop the bullying of Hunting, who reportedly suffers from developmental delays and a communications disorder. Instead, she's more intent on finding her missing phone. The school system did not notify Hunting's mother of the attack for over a week and charged her $60 for a copy of the video.