Sunday, March 20, 2011

I guess assault & battery laws don't apply in the public school system...

I can only imagine the outrage felt by Brian Randle of Union County, Mississippi when one of his family members told him about a video on facebook showing his son being sucker punched in the face by one of his classmates. Not only was the punch caught on cell phone camera and posted on the internet but someone in the background laughed and NOBODY jumped in to help the Randle boy.

The school superintendent Ken Basil suspended the two teens involved in the incident and said, "The incident was investigated, and we have disciplined the students involved. We're done with it."

Meanwhile the Union County Sheriff's office indicated their hands are tied because there was no bloodshed.

Are you kidding me?

Suppose this incident happened on the street, in public, and not inside a school. Do we think the police would just let it go because there was no bloodshed?


Just because this happened inside a public school doesn't mean these teenage thugs should not be held to the same standards of justice that exist outside the walls of that school. The laws exist for a reason and should apply everywhere. The thugs should have been arrested and thrown in jail. Time to send this younger generation a message that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated, period!

I'm glad that Brian Randle is continuing to pursue this matter and I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say we support him all the way!

1 comment:

  1. I agree, this has been going on in schools forever.