"You know, when they came and took away my fourth amendment I kept my yap shut, what the hell, I really didnít have anything to hide anyway. When they grabbed up my second amendment I sat still and bit my tongue because, truth be told, Iím allergic to guns. But here we are, you with your cold hard fingers wrapped around the neck of my first amendment and Iíve got to shout as loud as I can, because if I donít, before you know it, you wonít let me say nothing at all"
--Randolph J. Dworkin
ďReading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.Ē
-- Ben Franklin
"It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly's wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world"
-- Chaos Theory
The relevant issue is not the legality of the act under US law, but rather its ethical nature. If the girl did something that significantly hurt other students, then her getting beaten back by others would be considered proportional retaliation which is ethical.
Kids have been educating themselves for the past decade or two, not in school mind you, but on the internet. They've discovered that if an adult touches them, they can scream "rape or assault" and the adult would be the one hauled off. Kids have also learned, under the nurturing guidance of their clueless, doting parents, that those same parents will believe them over any adult who dares defame the little liar.
This **** has to change. My god, a kid beaten unconscious with uniformed mall security watching from two feet away, and now this? It's unconscionable.