So in California, one father is all jacked up about an incident that took place at the school where his 9 year old son attends. It appears another boy, also 9 and known as a bully came up and cracked the other boy in the jaw. the dad states that the school says they cannot doing anything ( memo to school admin-. Zero tolerance for battery is in place).
The father decided to go to court and get a restraining order against the child who attacked. The law says the kid must be served in 5 days, but nobody at the school can or will release his name and address. Now the dad is up in arms and frustrated. I would be too.
If this is not the boy’s first offense, and if it were me as the administrator, I would suspend him, and order him and his parents to a 2 day anger management workshop to attend as a family. After all, in my experience, kids learn this behavior from someone, so it couldn’t hurt the parents to attend a workshop for their own accountability as well as the boys’. Feedback? What would you do if it was your boy, as the bully or the victim? These are problems schools face everyday and do not know what to do. Give your input!