This is a controversy in many schools in the US. One student will physically attack another student, and when that student fight back, they're punished alongside the assailant.
This is not even vaguely fair at all. Why should the person who got attacked be punished alongside the person who actually attacked them first?
This tells students it's not okay to defend yourself, and if you do you're just as guilty as the bully. That's a bad message to send to children at that age.
They should not be punished merely for defending themselves.
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