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To: jmcenanly

Bullying does need to be treated as criminal offensive in many cases. Student beats up another? Arrest the little maggot and charge him with assault.

School administrations also need to stop zero-tolerance policies and not punish students who are trying to defend themselves from said bullies.


18 posted on 09/27/2011 3:13:48 AM PDT by Byzantine Basileus
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To: Byzantine Basileus
not punish students who are trying to defend themselves...

... like saying there should be Castle Doctrine practiced at the person level

19 posted on 09/27/2011 3:19:22 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: Byzantine Basileus
Student beats up another? Arrest the little maggot and charge him with assault.

I agree. On the other hand, if a student says, "I think homosexual behavior is a sin, and not only that, your clothes and makeup are absurd," the "victim" should be able to respond, "Who cares what you think?" and get on with his life.

28 posted on 09/27/2011 4:17:21 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Skip the election and let Thomas Sowell choose the next President.)
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To: Byzantine Basileus
...punish students who are trying to defend themselves from said bullies.

That policy is widespread. I was defending myself after a bully suddenly jumped on my back, slapping my shoulders hard. He was not a friend and had attempted bullying me verbally before. I was sent to the principal's office for fighting. The principal said the bully said he was only joking and warned me not to fight again. I replied that I wouldn't fight again if he left me alone. I have no doubt he was doing it for his own amusement but not mine.

34 posted on 09/27/2011 5:07:48 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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