It's likely that neither of the young ladies in this situation were innocent. Bullying makes for more bullying and violence begets violence. This doesn't mean that if somebody attacks you that you need to sit there and take it, but usually these fights don't just start out of the blue either. When you sense that a situation is escalating, it takes more courage to stand down than it does to lash out. We hope that some means can be taken so that they do not have to be on the same bus any longer if it is not safe for them. We are sorry that your daughter got suspended and it sounds like the other student should have received punishment as well.
In the future we hope that your daughter can find ways to stay safe and never get in a situation where she feels she needs to lash out physically. Throughout life she will run into people who talk junk and treat her badly so it will be important for her to learn other ways to handle these people and situations other than resorting to physical violence, which will continue to get her in trouble if she uses that as a way to solve problems.
Please take care and if you would like to speak further, please contact our hotline!
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No, I don't think it was right and you should go tell the principal what hapend. And if you already did just let your kid know thet what happened was wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!And I am sorry this happened:(
This has nothing to do with wrong or right. the second an altercation on school premesis (that includes the bus) becomes physical its an automatic suspension for both parties whether she was struck first or not is not what matters. and if your saying your kid hit the other child because he called her names? thats an awful reaction, and you should have already taught your child violence is never an answer.