Dillon Danis Offers Assaulted Kid Free Jiu Jitsu Lessons For Life
MMA star Dillon Danis has offered a child who was assaulted at school free private jiu jitsu lessons for life.
Shocking footage showed the child being beaten up by his classmates in a locker room.
The clip eventually made its way to Danis, who has a black belt in jiu jitsu, who wrote on Twitter: "If anyone knows this kid and could put me in contact with him I will give him free private jiu jitsu lessons the rest of his life."
Danis's offer has since racked up more than 55,000 likes, with many praising the suggestion.
One person commented: "Free private jiu jitsu lessons from one of the masters? That's worth thousands of dollars."
Another added: "That's Awesome. Good on you my man for reaching out to him. I hate seeing kids bullied."
A third added: "Probably the smartest and nicest thing to come out of your mouth. Respect."
The mother of the 12-year-old who was attacked has since spoken out about the incident, having turned up to a Polk County school board to demand changes in policy.
According to Fox, the boy's mother, Lauren Springfield, said: "You can say a lot of different things. But until we see the actual action, until we see people stepping up to make the policy changes, to really address the actual issues, I don't see much change.
"Our goal as parents is to keep our children safe. We're sending them to school to learn every day. So, if we can't create an environment where they are safe regardless of what else is going on, then we're missing out big."
She continued: "The fact that the teacher was in the locker room, heard the commotion going on and failed to come out and check on the students, I think that that is a paramount part of your job. If you are not protecting our students, then that is not the job for you."
Springfield is now pushing for zero-tolerance for bullies.
She added: "I think if you put your hands on someone in that type of assault that that means you are gone from that school because that is a protection for the victim."
Polk County Schools Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd has since apologised.
She said: "I want to say personally to the victim and their parents, we apologize for what happened. This should not happen in schools."
According to Fox, the student seen attacking the child was suspended by the school for 10 days, while Lakeland Police also charged him with battery.
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