' He's so made use of to the harassing it was sort of absolutely nothing to him,' Tristen Torrez's mother states
Video footage has actually disclosed the moment a gay teen in Ohio was beaten by one of his peers while using an LGBT Pride flag to commemorate his identification.
Tristen Torrez, 14, informed WTOL11, that he used the pride flag around his shoulders to his school in Defiance City recently to celebrate his identity and also appear as freely gay.
\" This was my main method of stating I was gay and not trying to conceal it,\" Tristen told the broadcaster in an appearance with his mother.
\" I was using it to mention a message, as well as state just because a single person is who they are, happy with that they are, doesn't mean others shouldn't boast of that they are,\" he claimed.
In the broadcaster's special clip, a trainee, who has not been determined, approaches Tristen from behind as well as throws him down onto a set of bleachers while tearing the flag from around his shoulders and also throwing it at him.
\" He's so used to the bullying it was type of nothing to him, but to me, it was heartbreaking,\" Brianne Torrez, Tristen's mother, stated.
The 14-year-old said that the student really did not state anything in advance of the case and claimed that he put water on him and \"choked\" him throughout the occurrence.
\" He struck me with the flag that I was putting on, after tearing it off my neck,\" Tristen explained. He included that he listened to a person had actually been risked to assault him.
\" Somebody informed me it was since I said a racial slur, which was completely incorrect,\" he told the station, \"some individuals claimed it was because I'm gay as well as simply to do it anyhow.\"
The 14-year-old claimed he did not recognize the pupil. Footage of the event was posted throughout a number of social media sites platforms, according to WTOL11, and rapidly acquired focus.
Defiance City Schools superintendent Bob Morton informed the outlet that the district was aware of the circumstance, adding it had actually been \"managed swiftly\" by the institution and also local police.
\" Situations such as this are taken seriously. We value you bringing it to our attention,\" he reportedly added.
The Independent has contacted Defiance City Cops Department relating to the event.
Tristen Torrez, 14, stated that he put on the LGBT pride flag around his shoulders ahead out as freely gay
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