Huntington Beach High Student Gains National Attention After Video of Fight Goes Viral

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Huntington Beach teen is gaining national attention for his swift actions after a video shows him knocking out a bully who was attacking a visually impaired student.

Cody Pines, a 17-year-old Huntington Beach High school junior, said Thursday that he stepped in and knocked the suspect to the ground to protect the visually impaired boy whom he has known since the sixth grade. The suspect was arrested.

"I felt like he was getting really hurt and I felt like it was my obligation to go up there and help him," Cody told Times Community News. "That was my only reaction, to be honest. I didn't mean to hurt the [suspect] intentionally, but I just wanted to make sure my friend was OK."

Earlier reports by Cody's supporters indicated that he was removed from the high school’s football team.

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