Good. Teach a bully exactly what assault and battery mean to the criminal
justice system and see how big he is then. All bullies who physically assault
others should be prosecuted like this.
Let's hope they win this suit. There's not place for violence in our schools.
Absolutely hope the victim wins!!But I call a foul on the News! The
school is in the Canyons district and it should have been reported as such.
Seems a bit of bully behavior to put Jordan's name on it.
This law suit is petty and vindictive.Suing the parents seems rather
insane as the bully boy will not face any punishment, only his parents. Parents
cannot be held liable any longer for childrens' social behaviors, its forbidden
and against the law.If the bully has been a problem in school why
wasn't the parents notified and why didn't the school do something?The parents of the injured boy should have the boy enrolled in some self
defense classes to deal with his own problems. Children are better at putting a
stop to bully's than laws or regulations if we allow them to act and defend
themselves with some physical retribution. It can be done and not with weapons
either, if they are taught how to do it with reason and prudence.It
may sound barbaric but humans are barbaric and in constant conflict. Many times
a bully with a bloody nose learns real quick he is not so tuff after all. Most
bully's are cowards anyway and will walk away from conflict if he knows he is
facing another kid not willing to take his harassment.
The problems with your solutions are that the violence just escalates. Your
question is valid about reporting problems, but cultural prohibitions against
"snitches" creates barriers. As the individual in question caused physical
injury, he should be remanded to the juvenile justice system. And his parents
are ultimately responsible for their sons' behavior. The litigation is justified
by the physical harm that was meted out. The victims' family incurred medical
expenses as a result of the harm.
Some BULLIES never get it...
Thomas, I disagree with you that "the violence just escalates." We have the
right to use reasonable force to prevent the use of unlawful force by others.
My son was the victim of a neighborhood bully. He had victimized
our son repeatedly. Involving his parents and adult leaders did not discourage
him. We knew the bully would see our son's first Scout camp as another
opportunity to victimize our son.As expected, when the bully had
what he thought was an opportune moment, he attacked. My son hit him once,
hard, in the shoulder. The bully grabbed his shoulder and said, "Ow! That
hurts!"The physical bullying stopped that day. The verbal bullying
continued for years, perhaps in an attempt to goad my son into an unlawful use
of force. It never succeeded. My son knew the limits. He never exceeded
them.The bully learned his limits in a way far more effective than
referrals to his parents, other adults, or the juvenile justice system. The
delayed price he payed for his conduct did not dissuade him. When he learned
the immediate price for assaulting my son was higher than he was willing to pay,
I hope the kid takes the bully and his parents to the cleaners. Parents are to
blame for raising a child who is a bully. Parents need to get control of their
bullies. This should help. I know from experience that a child who is bullied is
very alone. Schools also share the blame. We could also expand it to include
American society as a whole.
I hope the parents win this one and school administrators start paying attention
to what is going on in their schools. More times than not the
school buries the problem rather than fix the problem.
The article mentioned that Albion Middle is currently in the Canyons District,
but at the time of the incident that the parents are suing about, Albion was a
school in the Jordan District. No one was trying to "bully" the JSD or give it
a black eye. The reporter was being factual. Go back and read the article.You sound a tad defensive regarding the JSD.