Zero tolerance in order for school bullies

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A young friend of mine , a sixth grader, was attacked on the school bus by an older student, a seventh grader. My friend had to go to the hospital to get his eyelid sewn back together. The older boy got an in-home, six-day suspension. On the bus home that afternoon he was heard bragging about all the fun he would have at home and what he would do to get back at the kids who told on him.

I feel the whole situation was handled poorly and this seventh grader thinks he's some sort of hot shot now.

He attacked a smaller kid and sent him to the hospital. He should have been sent to the sheriff's and let his folks pick him up there. They should also be responsible for the victim's medical bills.

Because the younger guy stood up for himself he got suspended for a day. How is that right? Who knows what the 7th grader will do next to the kids?

Helen M. Cook, Rootstown

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