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Heroic boy punished for stopping knife wielding attacker at school

Posted by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 5:46 PM
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Seventh grader Brian Maclean stopped a bully from stabbing a classmate and was reprimanded by the school for his act. Brian’s mother in the interview was incredulous, stating that “we aren’t raising our children to be strong. Who will be our heroes? Our firefighters? Our Army guys?”

Who indeed?



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sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 6:05 PM

 The bias is ridiculous...

the educrat? really??

1) I would like to hear the whole story from both sides

2) the rules are there for a reason...but there are times when the rules go out the window...like this...and he did.

 

HaileysMom07180
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 6:14 PM
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i'm so sick of schools punishing kids for unecessary things

stormcris
by Christy on Oct. 9, 2013 at 6:22 PM
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Its Canada so...here is the other one

Briar MacLean reprimanded for stopping a knife-wielding bully at school

Briar MacLean was sitting in class during a study period Tuesday, the teacher was on the other side of the room and, as Grade 7 bullies are wont to do, one kid started harassing another.

“I was in between two desks and he was poking and prodding the guy,” Briar, 13, said at the kitchen table of his Calgary home Friday.

“He put him in a headlock, and I saw that.”

He added he didn’t see the knife, but “I heard the flick, and I heard them say there was a knife.”

I heard the flick, and I heard them say there was a knife

The rest was just instinct. Briar stepped up to defend his classmate, pushing the knife-wielding bully away.

The teacher took notice, the principal was summoned and Briar went about his day. It wasn’t until fourth period everything went haywire.

“I got called to the office and I wasn’t able to leave until the end of the day,” he said.

That’s when Leah O’Donnell, Briar’s mother, received a call from the vice-principal.

Mike Ridewood for National Post
Mike Ridewood for National PostLeah O'Donnell and her son Briar MacLean, 13, in Calgary, Friday, May 31, 2013.

“They phoned me and said, ‘Briar was involved in an incident today,’” she said. “That he decided to ‘play hero’ and jump in.”

Ms. O’Donnell was politely informed the school did not “condone heroics,” she said. Instead, Briar should have found a teacher to handle the situation.

“I asked: ‘In the time it would have taken him to go get a teacher, could that kid’s throat have been slit?’ She said yes, but that’s beside the point. That we ‘don’t condone heroics in this school.’ ”

Instead of getting a pat on the back for his bravery, Briar was made to feel as if he had done something terribly wrong. The police were called, the teen filed a statement and his locker was searched.

Calgary Police Service confirmed there was an incident at Sir John A. Macdonald junior high school Tuesday: a third student intervened in a fight between two others and a knife was involved.

The incident is being investigated and no one has been charged.

Ms. O’Donnell said the bully had since been suspended.

Sitting in their northwest Calgary home as Briar’s younger brother played with Buzz Lightyear action figures, Ms. O’Donnell said this isn’t the first time her child had been in trouble for confronting bullies, either.

She teaches her son to stand up for others, and for himself. His heroics were featured on the front page of Friday’s Calgary Sun. His mother had obtained several copies she stacked on her coffee table.

continued...http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/05/31/briar-maclean-reprimanded-for-stopping-a-knife-wielding-bully-at-school/

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 The bias is ridiculous...

the educrat? really??

1) I would like to hear the whole story from both sides

2) the rules are there for a reason...but there are times when the rules go out the window...like this...and he did.

 


Bieg9093
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 6:26 PM
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Dear Canadian Kid,

Good job.  Don't sweat the haters.

Sincerely,

Janice in New York

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