Funnily enough, I see a pathetic level of groupthink coming from the arguments of those supporting the disobedient student in this. It's people no thinking rationally or morally, but emotionally. Many have already admitted that their support for the disobedient student stems from their own youthful altercations with teachers. It's that whole "we don't need no education, we don't need no thought control" mantra. The other side is vicariously living out their childhood fantasies of standing up to their schoolteachers, and in the process encouraging bad behavior and setting the example that you can disobey the rules as long as you whine enough. Pathetic!