Raw Emotions for Girl Allegedly Bullied in Video

Posted on: 9:16 am, October 3, 2012, by , updated on: 09:29am, October 3, 2012

Hope Holcomb, 10, and her family appeared on Fox 8 News in the Morning Wednesday to address the widespread attention her story has gotten over the last couple of days.

Hope has cerebral palsy and uses braces to walk.

A video shot last week at her bus stop appears to show a father and his 9-year-old son mocking Hope’s disability. The incident still hurts Hope to talk about.

Now, her family is on a mission to stop bullying. In fact, Canton printing company Wild Card is selling shirts that say just that: “Stop The Bullying.” Hope’s family says they intend to eventually donate profits to an anti-bullying group.

The accused dad in the video, William Bailey, wouldn’t talk to Fox 8 News; but his wife, Vickie, says this is a fight between two families and they call each other names.

“He did get out of the car, you’ve seen the video I am sure, my kid was walking like, but no offense to Hope, so why they are taking it that way, I have no idea,” Vickie Bailey said.

Both families have filed complaints with the prosecutor’s office. No criminal charges have been filed.

The superintendent of Canton Local Schools told Fox 8 News that the district takes the “safety and well being” of its students very seriously.

*Click HERE to read more about Hope’s story

– Fox 8 I-Team reporter Peggy Sinkovich contributed to this story.