(McDonald, PA) A 15-year-old Pennsylvania boy was being bullied, so he recorded the bullies on his iPad but then he was the one charged and convicted.
When Christian Love brought the video to the principal at South Fayette High School, the principal called police on the student saying he illegally recorded his classmates as they were taunting him, “I wanted some help,” he said. “This wasn’t just a one-time thing. This always happens every day in that class.”
While waiting for police, the teen says the principal forced him to erase the seven minute long video and said he had violated state law that says all parties must consent to be recorded.
The students Love says he recorded bullying him were not disciplined.
Shea Love told triblive.com her son has been diagnosed with ADHD, comprehension delay and anxiety disorders and has been repeatedly bullied.
Christian Love was convicted of a lesser crime, the original was a felony, and fined $25 plus court costs.
“What I want is for heads to roll,” Shea Love told FoxNews.com. “But he said to me, ‘Mom, it might make you feel better if people get fired, but that won’t change anything.’ He said there needs to be more compassion for people and changes to the zero tolerance policy. I want people’s heads to roll, but my son doesn’tand I have to respect his wishes.”
The Blaze reported according to school records, Love has been a well-behaved student with no history of disciplinary action.
Love is due to appear in court on April 29 at the Pittsburgh Court of Common Pleas to appeal the disorderly conduct conviction.
If those charges are dropped and school officials apologize, Love said she won’t file a civil lawsuit against the district.