zangief kid casey heynes fights back against bulliesBullying has been a major topic in the media in the last year or so. People are becoming more aware that bullying is a real problem in schools today, and many proposed solutions have offered little relief to the victims. A recently popular YouTube video shows a victim fighting back, and raises questions about how schools should handle these situations.

In the video, Casey Heynes, who is being called "Zangief Kid" after a body-slamming Street Fighter character, takes two unnecessary blows to the face from a much scrawnier, needlessly aggressive bully before finally defending himself. And what a successful defense he employed! Justifiably pissed, "Zangief kid" handles this bully with one finishing body slam to the concrete, leaving the bully stunned from the blow.

Well, it's no surprise that the Australian school took swift action in suspending both boys. According to TMZ, the scrawny bully was suspended for 21 days and my new hero, Zangief Kid, was suspended for 4 days (which I still think is a little harsh for such a necessary retaliation). I think the heart of the problem is that bullying is making schools unsafe and teachers and staff are unfit to do anything about it, and I'm not the only one who feels this way.

The hacktivist group Anonymous, who have gained some notoriety in recent months for bringing down Mastercard and Visa websites (among others) to support Julian Assange and Wikileaks, are now directing their efforts toward supporting Zangief Kid in his time of need in a project called "Operation Fat Hero." The operation involves mass-emailing messages of support to Heynes' school and taking down the school's website via DDoS attacks.

There is also a rumor floating around Reddit that the bully's parents are taking legal action against the school and Casey Heynes. I don't see how their case could hold up in court with this video clearly exposing the other kid as the aggressor, but you never know. I think the best thing to do is to spread this video around so the world can decide who was at fault in this incident. What do you think about it?