A fundraiser to support Jamal, a 15-year-old Syrian refugee who was “waterboarded” by a bully in school, has raised more than £119,000 ($152,000) in just one night.
The online campaign was set up after a video of the racist attack at Huddersfield’s Almondbury Community School went viral.
The video of the attack on October 25 purportedly shows Jamal, who already had one arm in a cast, being slammed to the ground in the school during a chokehold by another boy, who then says, “I’ll drown you” while forcing water into Jamal’s mouth in a waterboarding style.
The 16-year-old bully has been charged with assault and will appear at Youth Court, according to West Workshire Police.
“Jamal’s family are refugees in the UK and they struggle to meet the basic necessities of life,” read the fundraiser. “We want to raise money for the family to ease their situation and hopefully they can use the funds to help improve their quality of…