A girl on the school bus called him a name and punched him in the stomach. He then punched her 5 times in the stomach. He is now suspended for 3-5 days (the principal is still looking into the incident). His father and I both told him it is NOT ok to hit girls Ever. He is now grounded and in his room. The problem I am having is that I don't think it is ok for that girl to have hit my son either. I told the principal that I am not excusing his behavior, but that the girl should be suspended also if she provoked him and hit him first. Am I wrong? Here is the other problem, my son is 5'10 and weighs 175. He is much bigger than the girl. The same age though. I feel like the principal is so appalled that a boy hit a girl that he wants to be very severe with my son. By the way, the girl is ok, that was the first thing I asked the principal. Am I horrible?