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Old 03-19-2011, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Official leadership (schools, government, the police) hates the idea of people standing up for themselves. Apparently the bullied kid should have put up with any abuse the bully wanted to dish out, and "reported" it to school officials, who would then call the bully in and give him a good talking-to. Said bully would then attack the victim more viciously in retribution for reporting him.

Lesson in real-life: if you're going to be a bully, eventually someone is going to take some serious revenge.
Exactly, that is what happens in schools today, repeatedly.

I've seen it myself, quite a few times. I taught my kids to fight back, and let me handle the consequences of dealing with the school. One incident about 15 years ago did involve me having to go in and speak with the school officials, first a Vice Principal and then the Principal. Once they didn't address the issue appropriately (it had to do with bullying and response, a lesser version of what was in this video), I took it above the school and eventually was able to get a decent resolution (my kid had a 2 day in-school suspension, the kid initiating the problem a 5 day in-schools suspension).

But...I wanted my kids to fight back, and not even think about the administrative part of the equation.
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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The school had to suspend both children. It must do everything within reason to discourage any kind of violence. Bully or not no one wants to see a 10 year old seriously injured.
What you aren't taking into account is the cost to society of the deviant behavior this bully is headed to. Perhaps the serving of humble pie will set him straight. My question is where is the culpability of the kid with th e video or the others that stood around and did nothing. They all should have been suspended, they were as much the problem as the kid that through the punch... they were his audience. I think we need to start sending lessons to those that encourage this behavior as well.
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Some bullies have become very adept at getting the bullied to respond, then acting all innocent. Schools should know this, but they don't seem to.
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:52 PM
 
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Some bullies have become very adept at getting the bullied to respond, then acting all innocent. Schools should know this, but they don't seem to.
They take the easy, bureaucratic way out. Punish them both.
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:02 AM
 
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the little bully speaks!

Casey the Punisher’s Infamous Bully Points Finger: ‘He Abused Me First’ | The Blaze

when did little kids start getting their eyebrows pierced anyway?
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:33 AM
 
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When you punch someone repeatedly, you lose the right to expect a gentle response.
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