Parents outraged after teen with cerebral palsy attacked at school

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PENN HILLS, Pa. – A mother of a special needs student is outraged after she says her son was kicked to the ground at school, and the attack was caught on camera.

“I cried when I saw that because it’s like, wow. How can kids be that cruel?” said Margaret Wooding.

Margaret’s son, 16-year-old Isaiah, suffers from cerebral palsy and says he is often the target of bullies.

On Friday morning, when Isaiah turned a corner in the hallway of Penn Hills High School, another student kicked him in the chest.

“I got kicked in the chest. I fell backwards and hit my head,” he told WPXI. “I was kind of hurt, embarrassed.”

Margaret says Isaiah suffers from seizures, adding that she is grateful the kick didn’t trigger a medical emergency.

Now, she is hoping other students will stop the bullying.

“Speak up, you don’t have to fit in and be like everybody else. If something wrong is going on, everyone is responsible,” she said.

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