Maynardville community reacts to boy's viral video about bullying

MAYNARDVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Kimberly Jones posted a video of her son Keaton that has now gone viral. In the Facebook post she writes she had to pick him up from school again because he was afraid to go to lunch.

Lakyn Jones, who says she is Keaton's sister, tweeted that Keaton goes to Horace Maynard Middle School in Maynardville. Sunday, that community reacting to the emotional video.

"I just don't believe anybody should have to go through what he's went through," said Skylar Varner. "When I was in elementary and middle school, I went through the same stuff and I don't believe anybody should go through what he went through at all."

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Parents in the community angry are this is happening in the community where their own children go to school.

"I'd be upset," said Heather Flatford. "I think that would be hurtful to the kids and I would probably go to the school and talk to the principal about it. I wouldn't be too happy."

Others saying there is only one way to stop the harassment.

"Kids parents stepping up and being a parent, teaching them right from wrong," said Franklin Grimes.

Jones' video has now been shared over 430,000 times and viewed 22 million times on Facebook.
 


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