All 4 Indian-American members of the present US Congress have expressed deep concern over the current incident of an Indian-origin boy being assaulted at a faculty in Texas, the video of which has gone viral on-line.
In a uncommon joint assertion on Monday, Indian-American Congressmen Ami Bera, Ro Khanna, Raja Krishnamoorthi and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal stated: “We are writing to express our deep concern about the recent incident of bullying which occurred at Coppell Middle School North in the Coppell Independent School District (CISD). As you know, a widely circulated video of the incident shows 14-year-old Shaan Pritmani being assaulted and eventually “choked out” in an alleged wrestling maneuver that could have resulted in serious injury.”
“This video has sparked widespread outrage in the Indian American community. As Indian American members of Congress and representatives of our diverse communities, the possibility of a young Indian American being targeted in this manner is extremely disturbing,” they stated.
14 y/o at Coppell Middle School North will get assaulted within the cafeteria, whereas college students simply watched.
Teen in chokehold confronted 3days of punishment. His mother and father are outraged. Other teen confronted 1 day of punishment.
Teen tells me, he did not need to battle again, & get in bother.@wfaapic.twitter.com/f2Clha8qpF
— Malini Basu (@MaliniBasu_) May 16, 2022
The letter was addressed to Superintendent of Coppell Independent School District (CISD) in Texas Brad Hunt and Principal of Coppell Middle School Greg Axelson.
“We understand that in a May 15, 2022, statement to the community, Dr. Hunt emphasised that bullying, both verbal and physical, as well as physical acts of aggression are never acceptable and do not align with who we are at CISD and our core values,” stated the Indian American Congressmen.
This is for the primary time that each one 4 Indian-American lawmakers have written a joint letter.
“The recent incident of bullying at Coppell Middle School North targeting a young Indian American student is unacceptable and has touched a nerve across the nation,” Congressman Ro Khanna stated in a tweet.
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