Christian Tumax, 18, was at lunch on Monday when he said he heard a friend of his, who has special needs, yelling from behind him.
"I turned around and saw he was being harassed," said Tumax.
Tumax said he's known the teen for a while, and he has trouble making friends. It didn't take Tumax long to figure out what to do next.
"I told the guys to be quiet and leave him alone," said Tumax.
After an exchange of words, Tumax found himself talking with school officials. He was suspended the same day.
Tumax said it was the surveillance footage from the cafeteria that school officials based their decision on. He said in the footage, it appears that he was the aggressor, even though there were dozens of other students in the cafeteria who could have testified otherwise.
"They had to base it off what they saw in the cameras," said Tumax. "They saw me go forward, and that's the reason I got suspended."