High School Student Punished For Helping Someone Out: Anyone Else See Something Wrong Here?

Tonight, while surfing Twitter, I came across this story, and have to say I was angry after reading it. Go ahead and read the story, then come back to this window.

So, while we all know we’re not supposed to fight, and not supposed to throw punches at school, this student was suspended for simply defending a classmate. So to the powers that be at Huntington Beach High School, I ask you this. Should this kid, seeing his fellow student under attack by a bully, simply have allowed the beating to continue? It sounds like school staff weren’t doing anything to intervene. As the article states the subject under attack was being hit on/around the head, and as head injuries can be very serious, I’m glad someone stepped in and put a stop to it.

As many of my readers know, I am totally blind. However, the fact he was defending a blind/visually impaired person is not why I believe he should not have been punished. I would feel this way were he defending any fellow student, staff member, or anyone else. We’ve become a society that punishes those who help others, forgetting that unfortunately, violence is sometimes necessary to defend yourself and/or those around you. In my opinion, the bully got what he deserved. If thiss were my kid who’d knocked the bully to the ground, I’d be praising her quick thinking and taking action instead of standing idly by.

Shame on you, Huntington Beach High school. This student should have his suspension from school lifted, and should be welcomed back onto the football team with open arms. His act of courage should be rewarded, not punished.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not a fan of using violence to solve a problem. However, with bullies, often, violence is the only thing they understand. Many times, giving the bully a taste of his own medicine is the only way to teach him a lesson and get him to leave you alone.

What do you, the readers, think? Feel free to sound off in the comments below.

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Wes’s Musical Meltdown 09/01/2015: Show Recap, Playlist, and Download

This edition of the meltdown was action-packed. Once again, we had Megan Mason as our co-host. Thanks to the new listeners who tuned in; it was a pleasure having all of you tuned in and in the chat room. Thanks, as always, to returning listeners who interacted with the show as well.

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In addition to wonderful music on the program, including our cover comparison, we also had a lively discussion regarding the issue of transgender students and which bathroom should be used while at school. This WHIO story sparked the discussion.

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And now, the playlist!

  1. Five Finger Death Punch, Jekyll And Hyde
  2. Five Finger Death Punch, Question Everything
  3. Iron Maiden, Wasted Years
  4. Iron Maiden, Nodding donkey blues
  5. Brad Paisley, It Did
  6. Leona Lewis, Better In Time
  7. Pentatonix, Say Something
  8. Roxette, Fading Like A Flower (Every Ti
  9. Stevie Nicks, Leather and Lace
  10. Pink Floyd, Money
  11. Pink Floyd, Comfortably Numb
  12. Lynyrd Skynyrd, Saturday Night Special
  13. Armored Saint, Saturday Night Special
  14. ZZ Top, La Grange
  15. Led Zeppelin, Dazed and Confused.mp3
  16. Mark Ronson, Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)
  17. Magic!, Rude
  18. Fiona Apple, Criminal
  19. John Anderson, Wild And Blue
  20. Radiohead, Creep
  21. Radiohead, Karma Police
  22. Waylon Jennings, Mammas Don’T Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
  23. Garry Lee & Showdown, The Rodeo Song
  24. Steel Magnolia, Bulletproof
  25. Brooks And Dunn, Little Miss Honky Tonk
  26. Black ‘n Blue, Miss Mystery
  27. the cure, Boys Don’t Cry
  28. Joe Walsh, Life’s Been Good
  29. Triumph, Rocky Mountain Way
  30. Santana, Why Don’t You and I (feat. Chad Kroeger)
  31. Chad Kroeger and Josey Scott, Hero
  32. Nickelback, Believe
  33. Casting Crowns, Who Am I
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