Advocates say a disturbing video showing a Cape Breton teen’s classmate walking over him in a stream demonstrates how the lives of people with disabilities are often devalued.
Brett Corbett, who has cerebral palsy, told his mother Terri McEachern that he has forgiven the bullies who apologized to him, but he still feels unsafe returning to his high school.
His story has captured the world’s attention, and John Rae of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities said Mr. Corbett may have grounds for a human rights complaint against his school.
“It shows how the lives of people with disabilities are devalued,” Mr. Rae said.
The 14-year-old boy’s family saw the video, but it didn’t become public until a girl posted it on social media to counter those who said the incident didn’t happen.