School system investigating after alleged bullying video goes viral

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – Video that appears to show alleged bullying inside an area high school is being investigated by Chesterfield County Public Schools, officials confirmed Thursday afternoon.

The video posted on the WTVR CBS 6 Facebook page Wednesday night was  apparently shot inside a Matoaca High School classroom.

The footage shows a student being physically lifted out of a desk by another student who then takes that seat.

WTVR has blurred the video to protect the identity of the other students in the class.

The video, which at last check had  been viewed more than 50,000 times, has gone viral.

Several students have contacted WTVR CBS 6 to voice their concerns.

WTVR CBS 6 reached out to Chesterfield schools officials, who confirmed they are aware of the video and are investigating.

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