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MOORESVILLE, NC (WBTV) - Two teenage girls are under investigation after a video shows the pair in an apparent bullying incident on a Mooresville City School bus.
The video was sent to WBTV by a viewer via Facebook on Wednesday afternoon.
A spokeswoman with Mooresville Senior High School confirms to WBTV, two female high school students have been disciplined following the alleged bullying incident.
The video shows a teen girl pushing a male classmate out of his seat on the school bus. The male student gets back into his seat and continues to stare forward to the front of the bus.
The female student continues talking on her cell phone, repeatedly telling him to move to another seat and yelling at his face in an apparent attempt to make him blink or jump. The video then shows her pushing him out of the seat a second time before the video cuts off.
A man who identified himself as the victim's father says his son did the right thing when confronted.
"My son showed excellent restraint, self control, and did nothing to retaliate," he said. "We've raised our son right."
The victim's father says the video went viral because of social networking.
"In a school system [where] every student carries laptops with video cameras, these unfortunate situations are going to pop up," he said. "I know bullying is a big topic, but proper parenting should be addressed also. I'm very proud of what my son didn't do."
The person who sent WBTV says the male student was autistic, but WBTV has learned that is not true.
A spokeswoman for Superintendent Dr. Mark Edwards says the two girls will be disciplined.
"According to our school code of conduct anything can be from in school suspension to long term suspension,"Tanae McLean said.
McLean said a final punishment was not decided as of Wednesday night.