Kevin Kaneta: Cerebral Palsy made vulnerable to bullying

By Jane Slater
Denver 7NEWS
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Kevin Kaneta, 15, said walking is hard enough but school is a nightmare.

Kaneta, who was born with cerebral palsy, said he has been the target of bullying since third grade and each year, it gets worse. When asked, “Why?” Kaneta said it had to do with his disability.

“They go after me because they see me as a vulnerable target,” said Kaneta.

Kaneta walks slower than most kids and tends to drag his feet because his brain is working overtime to tell his legs what to do. His mother, Tyleen Wilson, said the attacks and bullying were so bad she feared for his safety every time he went to school.

“I worry if he’ll come home today … What if they really hurt him?” said Wilson.

Wilson said the kids trip her son, pin him down and pour dog food in his mouth and kick him between the legs. But the latest incident enraged her.

Kaneta, a ninth grader, had his Facebook page up and she noticed a picture where his hooded sweatshirt was tied tightly, up around his face. Full story.


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