You go and ask any authority in the department of education at any level of government, from the lowest pustule to the big-cheese pustule and they'll tell you with a straight face and in grim tones that bullying is unacceptable, that there is zero tolerance of bullying, that schools have strict guidelines and rules coming out of their backside about dealing with bullying. Yet for some strange reason, we still have bullying.News.com.au - A SYDNEY schoolboy who allegedly brought a kitchen knife from home and threatened three fellow students was most likely being bullied, police say. But the 14-year-old's behaviour cannot be excused, Superintendent Peter Marcon warned, and the boy has been charged with criminal offences and barred from setting foot on school grounds. ...He understood that bullying may have been an element to the boy's actions but lamented that the boy should have informed his parents and the school instead of arming himself. "Because you're being bullied, because you're being teased - violence is not the answer, communication is,'' Supt Marcon said.
Year after year, survey after survey tells us over and over and effing over that, bullying is rife, worse than ever you damn brain-dead morons! Faced with morons on one side steadfastly denying reality and the bullies kicking your ass every day, what else is the poor sod supposed to do other than arm himself with something, anything.
I feel sorry for the kid, now he's fallen victim to the dumb, moronic ideology that always punishes the victim and does nothing to the source of the problem. He won't be able to protect himself now and he'll just get his ass kicked from pillar to post. Here's to hoping his parents have the brains and the means to move him to another school, sadly once the 'violence is not the answer' and 'kumbaya' messages have died down, everything will go back to usual.
If it's any consolation kid, the rest of us can't protect ourselves either while criminals and thugs are running around with guns, knives and whatever else, it's apparently much safer that way.