Students self defense should be allowed without fear of schools retaliation aka suspension
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I respect the belief to retaliate in violence in the event of being harassed. However, it should not be stressed, because allowing students to have every right to self defense will be fallible; students using "self defense" as an excuse to hurt others, etc.
It is indeed the expectation, and requirement that teachers and administrators are the ones who instill the punishments, and protect the students.
It is stressed that teachers "enforce regulations concerning student conduct and discipline," (Refer to Source 1). "manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures," (Refer to Source 2).
Source one: http://www.ware.k12.ga.us...
Source two: http://www.best-job-interview.com...
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Fighting will only lead to future tensions, fueling the flame of more fights and brawls.
In the event that there is bullying, resorting to telling an adult or teacher is the best method. Not only will they be punished, but if you were to report another instance where the bully still continued to bully you, you would have the upper hand, issuing more punishments to the bully to teach him/her a lesson. Not only are school punishments recorded on your record, but teachers are required to protect the students, and are encouraged to use punishments if necessary.
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Vote Placed by Behold 7 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro showed argument of a boy dying from a bully, and Con's refutation was based on punishments and it going on their record? This refutation is woefully insufficient - a dead person cannot care about their bully's suspension.
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