Asian American student, 16, is attacked by bullies in high school in ‘racial play’ about coronavirus
A 16-year-old Asian American boy was sent to the hospital after being hit by bullies in his class who attacked him because they thought he had a corona virus, officials in Los Angeles County said.
According to officials, the attack took place at a secondary school in the San Fernando Valley.
Province officials said the incident was the result of a “racial impact” against the corona virus outbreak.
Community leaders held a press conference last week condemning racism against Asian Americans, while officials warn of online misinformation spread about the disease.
“He originally went to the hospital and went to the emergency room,” Robin Toma, the executive director of the L.A. County Human Relations Commission, told reporters last Thursday.
“They took MRIs to make sure he had no concussion or other damage.”
The Los Angeles police are now investigating CBSLA.
Los Angeles County officials held a press conference last week to address racism against Asian Americans by local residents concerned about coronavirus
“Children unfortunately repeat things that others say, including their own parents,” LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis told reporters last week.
Toma encouraged citizens to be cautious and not to act on the basis of assumptions.
“We must also ensure that we educate ourselves about our own prejudices,” she said.
‘That really means checking yourself, thinking before you act and making an assumption.
“Are you doing something because of a general generalization or stereotype about another group?
“Especially true in this case when people are anxious.”
Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, applying for the Democratic nomination for president, tweeted Thursday: “My heart goes out to this young boy.
“I am with the AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) community of LA and beyond to support you and your family.
“Bullying and racism are part of this country and you should never doubt that you belong.”
California is home to the largest Asian American population in the United States.
Asian Americans are mainly concentrated in and around Los Angeles and San Francisco.
As of Wednesday, there are 13 confirmed coronavirus cases in California, although five are people who have recently been repatriated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Japan.
These patients are currently in quarantine at Travis Air Force Base near Sacramento.
One of those cases is in Los Angeles County. The person who is infected is in quarantine according to officials.
The California Public Health Department has advised travelers who have returned to the United States after recent trips to China to voluntarily place quarantine in their homes from an abundance of caution.
Health officials in the state estimate that there are 5,400 such cases, although they emphasize that they are not a danger to others.
While the authorities are trying to convey a message of calm, some citizens seem to be panicking.
An online petition distributed by residents of the Alhambra section of the San Gabriel Valley requires the local school district to cancel classes until the outbreak is closed.
Since Thursday, more than 14,500 people have signed the petition.
Earlier this month, with a large concentration of Asian Americans, the city of Alhambra postponed the annual celebration of the Lunar New Year because of the “health situation of the community.”
So far, there have been 13 confirmed coronavirus cases in California – five of which were those removed from quarantine aboard a cruise ship docked in Japan. State officials say there is a low risk of contracting the disease. The image above shows LAX passengers arriving from Shanghai on January 26
Despite the announcement, state and county health officials have said they do not recommend canceling public events.
“There is no long-term spread of this virus, the new corona virus, in our United States,” Dr. said. Muntu Davis of the L.A. County Department of Public Health.
Another petition requires the University of Southern California in Los Angeles to also cancel classes due to the outbreak.
That petition has also generated more than 14,000 signatures since Thursday.
In China, the virus killed more than 2,100 people and infected nearly 75,000 people.
From Thursday, South Korea has 104 confirmed cases of the flu-like virus. The authorities there reported the first death of the country.
In China, officials point to evidence that new cases are declining as evidence that they have largely succeeded in keeping the virus for Hubei Province and the capital of Wuhan, where the virus initially emerged.