A teenager reportedly died after a prank bullies pulled on him went wrong right in front of the teacher.
According to reports, 17-year-old Sergei Casper was the subject of bullying at school, and one day, some of his bullies decided to pull a prank on him. The prank apparently involved the bullies wrapping Casper in plastic wrap so that he couldn’t move and putting him feet-first into a toilet, and after pulling the prank, they brought him back to the classroom still wrapped.
While in the classroom, however, Casper was unable to move, and at one point, he lost his balance and fell towards the teacher’s desk. When he fell, Casper unfortunately hit his throat against the desk. As a result of hitting the desk, Casper crushed his esophagus, and as he lay on the ground unable to breathe, his classmates continued to laugh at him and taunt him.
Everyone in the room eventually realized that Casper was seriously injured, but by that point, it was too late. Casper died later on, and now, police are investigating the incident while the 17-year-old’s grieving parents are demanding to know why the teacher did nothing to stop the bullying.
“They seemed to think it was hilarious, and then they decided to take their prize back to the classroom where although the teacher was sitting at her desk, she did absolutely nothing to help him,” Alex, one of Casper’s friends, told local media. “He was a good guy, he never did anything bad to anyone and he was my friend. But the others just picked on him all the time.”
One student who took part in the prank maintained that they were simply playing a joke and that it had gone unexpectedly wrong. The school, located in Moscow, Russia, denies that they were aware of the bullying prior to the incident. Reports also say that Casper, who at one point was a popular student at the school, was being bullied because he was interested in the arts.