Ateneo dismisses student in viral bully video

December 23, 2018

The Jesuit-run Ateneo de Manila University yesterday dismissed the high school student caught on video bullying his junior highschool classmate.

“This means that he is no longer allowed to come back to the Ateneo,” Ateneo president Jose Ramon Villarin SJ said in a statement.

While the school admitted that it has procedures to handle the situation, it is also introducing  additional measures to prevent such incidents.

“I have created a Task Force to conduct a comprehensive study on the current situation, ensure an independent audit of our present measures and systems, and promptly recommend to administration how we can create a safer and bully-free environment,”Villarin said.

A viral video that circulated on Thursday showed some students of the AJHS bullying a student inside a comfort room and the verbal attacks eventually became physical.