I ended up becoming friendly with two of the kids bullying me. The others turned into decent human beings by the end of high school.
Of course the school should intervene when there is serious bullying going on, and not let the inmates run the show as they often used to, but there is no need to have records following the bully up the grades.
Yeah my old nemesis from when I was little actually grew up a lot in Middle School. He even apologized to me for all his antagonism, and I gladly accepted and was amazed at his changes.
Others stayed being the thugs they were, but the reality is that there’s just rude and immoral people out there.