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Old 17th September 2019, 09:07 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by BStrong View Post
That's the theory, but there's also the reality:

A California woman is suing a Los Angeles school district alleging her son was left with permanent brain and spinal injuries after another student choked him during a bullying incident last year.

The mother said her son, who was 12 at the time and a sixth grader at Animo Westside Charter Middle School, was "brutally assaulted and strangled" in January 2018 by a 14-year-old who allegedly had been violent toward other students, according to the lawsuit filed Monday in the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Surveillance video from the January 2018 incident shows the alleged bully punch the 12-year-old boy in the stomach and then push him up against an outside wall. He then appears to put his hand around the 12-year-old's neck as other students crowd around them.

A female staff member walks by and looks at the group before walking away. The 12-year-old boy then falls to one knee and appears to be struggling to breathe.

A long time friend of mine went into education and ended up as a history teacher at a upper middle class high school om the S.F. Peninsula.

He witnessed an act of bullying and interceded by putting himself physically between the bully and the victim.

He put his hands on the bully. He didn't strike him or use any type of submission hold to control him - he simply put his hands on the chest of the aggressor to keep him from going after the victim.

You can guess what happened. Lawsuit by parents of bully. The school didn't back him but the union did in a limited fashion.

He left teaching, school district made a pay-out, and he ended up being held responsible for 20% of what the school had to pay-out.

Anywhere outside of a MMA ring or a school, that's assault.
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Old 21st September 2019, 08:11 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by Pterodactyl View Post
I like how in everyone’s bully story, they successfully fought back and vanquished the bully.
I’m sure it went down just like that.
That almost never happens. I lost my fights with bullies. I did, however, take the pleasure of the bully away and caused them to seek easier victims. I did actually hurt some of them.
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