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An Asian sixth-grader has reportedly been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after he was assaulted by four classmates in New York just over a week ago.
The student, identified only as Emma, is an immigrant currently enrolled at George J. Ryan High School (JHS 216) in Fresh Meadows, Queens. She has a limited command of English.
On June 16, four classmates allegedly ganged up to harass and attack Emma. Photos posted on instagram show the injuries she allegedly sustained as a result of the assault.
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It is unclear exactly where the alleged attack took place. 2021 city council candidate Yi Chen, who shared the footage online, said Emma did not receive medical attention following the incident.
Emma was recently diagnosed with PTSD and continues to be in “great pain,” Chen noted. But she may not be alone as there have been other allegations of bullying at George J. Ryan High School.
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“Despite the accounts of multiple witnesses, the incident was overlooked and has not been handled fairly by the school until today,” Chen wrote on Sunday. “It is also reported that there were two or three other bullying [incidents] at school.”
Activists and community members plan to hold a rally outside the school at 64-20 175th St. at 1:30 p.m. today.
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