Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Teen Bully Video Fallout -- Both Kids Suspended

Teen Bully Video Fallout -- Both Kids Suspended

I don't think the retaliator should have been suspended. I DO think that the kid instigating should have been suspended, as well as the camera operator, although thanks should be given to the boys for video taping their own misdeeds.

When it comes down to it, it's good that the bully didn't get seriously injured, but it's also good that he ended up limping away from the incident. The pain in his leg gives him direct correlation between punishment and crime, and he will be more likely to think twice the next time he wants to bully someone - especially if that someone is much larger and potentially much stronger than he is.

The suspensions really aren't a good punishment - you're just giving the perpetrator a holiday for a month, but the physical injury will do a world of good.

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