Only in America, A partially blind kid is beaten by a bully. Another kid punches the bully out. His Reward? Suspended and kicked off the football team.
you gotta love this fucked up logic. :rolleyes:
The one thing that would still make me fight is seeing anybody attack a disabled person. Do that and you will be dealing with me. I may get hurt but there are still things in this life worth fighting for. Defending those that can’t defend themselves is the duty of each and every one of us. http://news.yahoo.com/teen-defends-blind-classmate-bully-151349694.html
Why not hold the administration legally responsible for the beating of the blind kid? They’re entirely negligent of their in loco parentis duties – that another kid had to step in to defend the victim is proof enough.
I watched the video. The kid threw one punch to defend the blind kid. Just one. Thats certainly a measured and reasonable response to stop the bully’s attack.
I could understand suspending the kid if he went Rambo on the bully. You can’t use excessive force no matter how provocative a situation. But this kid did exactly the right thing and the school wants to suspend him for it? What kind of message is that sending to the other students? Just close your eyes and ignore someone being victimized?
Once again, we have the consequences of “zero tolerance” laws and regulations, imposed by the smug because they think that will counterbalance real or perceived inability of some authority to exercise judgment in his or her job.
Judges are too stupid and soft - three strikes laws.
Principals are too coddling to deal with bullies - zero-tolerance rules.
All drug use is a workplace threat - more zero-tolerance rules.
If someone asked me to make a list of all the news sources that I trust to accurately report on the goings-on in Southern California high schools, I have to say that the London-based Daily Mail is indeed a newspaper and a website.
According to the news articles, there are very few, and hardly none that are reputable.
But according to madsircools’ link the “blind” kid and the one who was hitting him have a history of not getting along and when they passed each other in the hall a verbal altercation started.
Someone captured a youtube comment before the video was removed
It says that the “blind” kid, Austin, is half-blind and minorly autistic and that Austin was the one who was trying to fight Noah, the kid punching him in the video. And that everyone was being an asshole.
Maybe we should wait for the full story come out before we do the usually social media thing of flipping out without context and knowing the full story.
The good news is, the attacker has been handed over to the Police and formally charged with petty assault. The defender was not charged.
I’m not sure why the schools can’t just accept the decision of law enforcement. I could even see giving the kid a few days off in the name of “Zero Tolerance” (but keeping it off his records) but kicking him off the team is just evil.