Folsom community shows support for bullied student

Students rally behind an autistic student had his water swapped with urine at Folsom High School. (Sept. 30, 2016)

The Folsom community is showing their support for a student with autism who was bullied.

Folsom-Cordova District officials are investigating an incident where a student poured urine into a Folsom High School student’s water bottle.

The community is responding with hope and support as the victim, Michael Lozano, 14, and his family cope.

Students at FHS wore blue ribbons and shirts in support of the child with autism – A peer named Catherine is leading the charge.

“From snapchat to Instagram to Facebook… just anywhere, wildfire skyrocketed and you know we got the word out,” Catherine said. “I was personally really pissed off and just really angry that someone would do that.”

His peer Catherine is one of the students helping to lead the way… She didn’t want her face to be shown on camera.

The issue of bullying is reaching farther than Folsom – A Citrus Heights mother, Christina Determan, reached out to the family on Facebook.

“I would love to just give both of them a hug because I can connect,” Determan said.

Determan is a complete stranger to the family and the community. She reached out on social media because she has a son with a medical disorder.

October it’s National Bullying Prevention Month. The Campaign is a call to action that urges people to stand up.

Copyright 2016 KXTV


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