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Old 10-01-2019, 09:41 AM
 
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That all depends on what started it. My first assumption is that the larger kid was picking on Diego who then says something in defense and ends up getting hit. In my opinion, the only way it couldn't be called bullying is if the victim started it.
Bullying is pushing someone around, blocking their way, calling them names, humiliating them one way or another, making them back down, spreading rumors about them, stuff like that. If the video I saw is accurate, this was a solid sucker punch to the face. That's assault and battery, plain and simple.
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Old 10-01-2019, 09:44 AM
 
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Yeah, but there was bullying then....and bullying now.

Then: You get your books knocked to the floor and everyone laughs as you pick them up.

Now: You get your brains knocked to cement and someone videos your dying moments with a cell phone.
I don’t think it’s more violent today than it was then. Kids got beat up in school in my day too. The cameras are different, but you can’t blame them for that they grew up with them. Kids are not different or worse or better today than they ever were. Only the circumstances in which their growing up change. I actually think as a whole they are more altruistic and more involved in the world around them than my generation was. They are closer to the 60s generation in a lot of ways, as evidenced by the massive number of teens who turned out for that climate march. Bullies are an anomaly, they are not representative of the average kid, and they’re not any different than they used to be. In my day, school was scarier because they weren’t all these rules to protect kids. It was lord of the flies.
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Old 10-01-2019, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Also, for those who are curious, the following lists the demographics of the school. Serious question: I wonder if that has anything to do with the bullying?

https://www.greatschools.org/califor...hool/#Students
Why would demographics have anything to do with bullying? Bullies come in all races.

So this is the second time a kid was murdered in this school by a bully.

Heads need to roll for this. Starting at the top.
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Old Yesterday, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Miami-Dade
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Bullying is pushing someone around, blocking their way, calling them names, humiliating them one way or another, making them back down, spreading rumors about them, stuff like that. If the video I saw is accurate, this was a solid sucker punch to the face. That's assault and battery, plain and simple.
Bullying happens in many different ways. Not all incidents of assault are due to bullying, but sometimes they are.

A bully is defined as "a person who habitually seeks to harm or intimidate those whom they perceive as vulnerable." That could have easily been the aggressors' MO.
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Old Today, 09:37 AM
 
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Middle school was the worst period of my life. Kids were so mean to each other.
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Old Today, 10:13 AM
 
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His poor parents. Their baby murdered.
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Old Today, 10:28 AM
 
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Middle school was the worst period of my life. Kids were so mean to each other.
Yes, me too. The girls were meaner than the boys and we had some big girls. They’d block the hall and force you to bump into them, then hands on hips and scary scowl “Did you just bump into me?”. I was a coward with no fighting skills so I apologized profusely and asked forgiveness. Was like prison, and back then not only didn’t other kids get involved, school personnel didn’t either unless it became a physical altercation inside the school. You could get beat up after school with no school personnel keeping an eye on things.

I remember a developmentally disabled boy they used to torture, play “monkey in the middle” with his lunch until he list it completely and don’t remember anyone stopping them outside of a teacher going “cut that out and give his lunch back”.
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Old Today, 11:09 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Middle school was the worst period of my life. Kids were so mean to each other.
Middle school was a new thing for us with desegregation. It was a new bunch of girls bullying me because this one kid from elementary school liked me but the feeling wasn't mutual; so he started crap talking me.

We started high school in 8th grade. I was jumped by a bunch of girls in 9th grade. More bullying till 10th grade when it finally stopped.

I cant imagine being a kid these days with social media bullying
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Old Today, 12:59 PM
 
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Middle school was a new thing for us with desegregation. It was a new bunch of girls bullying me because this one kid from elementary school liked me but the feeling wasn't mutual; so he started crap talking me.

We started high school in 8th grade. I was jumped by a bunch of girls in 9th grade. More bullying till 10th grade when it finally stopped.

I cant imagine being a kid these days with social media bullying

I think about that sometimes, too. I think I would have been almost suicidal because it would never end. At least when I went, once I was on the bus headed home I was "safe" both emotionally and physically till the next day.
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Old Today, 02:36 PM
 
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I was in middle school during the late 90’s. One day during class the teacher took a smoke break. A kid randomly stabbed me in the arm with a pen, went all the way to the bone. He laughed as I was bleeding, and told a girl I said she was ugly(which I never did). That girl hated me for years, even though I tried explaining I never said she was ugly. Wish I could go back in time and stick up for myself better than I did.
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