This is absolutely disgusting. If your reaction is anything like mine you'll be raging mad once you see this video.
Surveillance video captured the moment two students at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania were attending a party and tossed a disabled students wheelchair down the stairs.
Thanks to Twitter one of the males was quickly identified as Carson Briere. Briere plays hockey for the school and is the son of Philadelphia Flyers Interim General Manager, Daniel Briere.
The video was posted by someone who claims to know the person who owns the wheelchair.
Warning - Even though there's no student in the wheelchair at the time it's still disturbing to watch.
The University replied to the tweet with the following statement:
"Late this afternoon, Mercyhurst University became aware of a disturbing video in which one of our student-athletes is seen pushing an unoccupied wheelchair down a flight of stairs at a local establishment. Our Office of Student Conduct and Department of Police and Safety are investigating."
Hurst Athletics Department issued the following statement on Wednesday:
"Mercyhurst University has heard a considerable outcry regarding the social media video of student Carson Briere showing him pushing an unoccupied wheelchair down a flight of stairs. Mr. Briere today issued a statement taking responsibility for his actions, and in doing so, he recognized his behavior reflects a "serious lack of judgement" and that he is "deeply sorry." The actions displayed in the video make our hearts heavy and fall short of our Mercy belief in the inherent dignity of each person. We pray for and are in solidarity with the victim and all persons with disabilities who rightfully find actions like this to be deeply offense. Our Mercy tradition also reminds us that students and all people who make poor choices deserve opportunities to learn, change behaviors, and atone for harmful actions.