Bullied boy fights back, gets suspended. Video.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Mar 17, 2011
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Is it ever right to fight?

We’ve covered bullying many times before. It’s the dark side, the underbelly of childhood. It’s the font of unkindness.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqtVjEPZN-k&feature=watch_response http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76bj74rlo5E

This boy, overnight, is famous. Via Whoa:

For the play by play, including what the children are saying, click here.

Parents have written in support of the teenager, who was suspended after the incident.

One said: ‘The larger kid on the right is my son’s friend Casey – thankfully they don’t go to the same school.

‘Poor Casey has been bullied his whole high school life and this is what happens when he snaps.

But guess who got suspended in this scenario – Casey!’

Another parent added: ‘In this footage it shows a boy trying to bash him, and him trying to leave the fight.

‘The boy starts to punch him in the face and so Casey reacts and hit him back.

‘See what happens when kids who are bullied have had enough!’
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1366797/Ive-The-moment-victim-snaps-slams-bully-floor-wrestling-move.html#ixzz1GuadHMrD

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


6 Responses to “Bullied boy fights back, gets suspended. Video.”

  1. Katherine says:

    I think the smaller kid felt like he had the support of the crowd, so was confident in continuing to escalate. The spectators should have been suspended as well for laughing at the provocation and lending their support by not interfering.

  2. Jennifer says:

    Yes, all the spectators should have been suspended as well, especially the one who was filming it since he can be heard egging on the other kid.

  3. SriDTMc says:

    is suspension really the best way to handle with this highly teachable moment?
    i got suspended for skipping school in 8th grade. i didn't learn anything, just missed more school…

  4. kelly says:

    i totally understand the point of "no tolerance" to fighting but the fact that this boy has been picked on and punched on for 3 years and never did anything and was then punished for defending himself is absolutely absurd. the boy who started it should have been punished at school but not casey. how many times does a child have to be beat up before someone steps in.

  5. Unyogic as this as it might appear to admit this, my greatest regret in life may be that I wasn't more violent growing up. I was bullied relentlessly, and didn't stand up for myself because I was afraid of being beaten up. Decades later, despite lots of therapy, yoga, self-study, etc., I still have a deep well of rage and self-hatred simmering in me because of it. To anybody who thinks fighting back against bullies is wrong, all I can say is be grateful for your cushy little childhood. Be very grateful.

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