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    Should high school students break up fights in school?

    Do you honestly think high school students should break up fights in school and help keep the school safer?

    1. What do you think the reward should be?

    2. Should students be punished for trying to break up the fight?

    3. What would you do if a student broke up a fight?

    Answer my questions, now.

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    Re: Should high school students break up fights in school?

    Only to an extent. This should be the domain of the school staff. The staff are there to promote a safe learning environment, and they are the authorities (unlike the students). That is not the job of the students, and the students should not be put in positions of power.
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    Re: Should high school students break up fights in school?

    Some schools have hall monitors which are volunteers and usually upper classmen. The ones I have seen are atheletes on top of it. I would not want to start trouble knowing someone built like those guys was going to be on my case.
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    Re: Should high school students break up fights in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by marcus903 View Post
    Do you honestly think high school students should break up fights in school and help keep the school safer?

    1. What do you think the reward should be?

    2. Should students be punished for trying to break up the fight?

    3. What would you do if a student broke up a fight?

    Answer my questions, now.
    I say maybe, but only in the sense they get a teacher and school security guards.If its a school out in the country then maybe they could have students who are 18 years or older help assist teachers in stopping a fighting,assuming those students signed a waiver saying they won't sue.Just allowing students in general be able to break up school fights could lead to lawsuits by parents angry that their kid was assaulted for trying to break up a fight or assault by a student trying to break up the fight and so on.
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    Re: Should high school students break up fights in school?

    I can't even imagine a value system where someone would respond "no" to this. Should they learn to just hang back and do nothing while someone is getting beat up?

    Someone please explain that to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcus903 View Post
    Do you honestly think high school students should break up fights in school and help keep the school safer?

    1. What do you think the reward should be?

    2. Should students be punished for trying to break up the fight?

    3. What would you do if a student broke up a fight?

    Answer my questions, now.

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    Re: Should high school students break up fights in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I can't even imagine a value system where someone would respond "no" to this. Should they learn to just hang back and do nothing while someone is getting beat up?

    Someone please explain that to me.

    Read my sig line, BTW.
    From the school's perspective, it is a safety issue for all parties involved. This doesn't get to clear-cut "value systems." If no one is around, and there is a serious issue, yes, a student might need to intervene, but, you have to understand that as soon as another student becomes involved, their safety is now in question, as well as what that student might do to one of the other students in the process.
    Last edited by Fiddytree; 12-15-12 at 08:48 PM.
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    Re: Should high school students break up fights in school?

    It reminds me of the woman who was raped in a New York subway, in full view of several witnesses, none of whom did anything to stop the attack.

    She cried rape



    Or the story of the 18 year old disabled woman in Los Angeles who was raped on a public buss, while onlookers did nothing:

    Woman Raped On Bus As Onlookers Ignore Incident - Mass Transit




    Or the story of the 15 year old girl who was gang raped at Richmond high school, and onlookers reportedly "laughed."

    How Could Bystanders Do Nothing as a Teen Gets Raped? - ABC News




    Or the 4 year old boy who was tortured in public while onlookers did nothing...

    LiveLeak.com - 4 Yr Old Boy Tortured In China While Onlookers Do Nothing (comments)




    Or the old man attacked in public by a gang of kids, while onlookers shot youtube videos...

    Man Attacked; Onlookers Film And Do Nothing | Brad Rourke's Blog




    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    From the school's perspective, it is a safety issue for all parties involved. This doesn't get to clear-cut "value systems." If no one is around, and there is a serious issue, yes, a student might need to intervene, but, you have to understand that as soon as another student becomes involved, their safety is now in question, as well as what that student might do to one of the other students in the process.

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    Re: Should high school students break up fights in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by marcus903 View Post
    Do you honestly think high school students should break up fights in school and help keep the school safer?

    1. What do you think the reward should be?

    2. Should students be punished for trying to break up the fight?

    3. What would you do if a student broke up a fight?

    Answer my questions, now.
    1....no "reward" ...it should be expected that young men act in a civilized manner, at least most of the time...Fighting is a natural thing for children to do...we must keep the fight fair and clean, if it is not, or a participant is being hurt, then its time for a break up, and two or more should do this..
    2....It would be ludicrous, unfair, even stupid.....now , those who would sit and watch, even as one is being hurt - they are the ones who should be punished.
    3....depends... a thank you hurts not....even a shaken hand....probably nothing.....depends.... I would "stick up " for him..

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    Re: Should high school students break up fights in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    It reminds me of the woman who was raped in a New York subway, in full view of several witnesses, none of whom did anything to stop the attack.

    She cried rape



    Or the story of the 18 year old disabled woman in Los Angeles who was raped on a public buss, while onlookers did nothing:

    Woman Raped On Bus As Onlookers Ignore Incident - Mass Transit




    Or the story of the 15 year old girl who was gang raped at Richmond high school, and onlookers reportedly "laughed."

    How Could Bystanders Do Nothing as a Teen Gets Raped? - ABC News




    Or the 4 year old boy who was tortured in public while onlookers did nothing...

    LiveLeak.com - 4 Yr Old Boy Tortured In China While Onlookers Do Nothing (comments)




    Or the old man attacked in public by a gang of kids, while onlookers shot youtube videos...

    Man Attacked; Onlookers Film And Do Nothing | Brad Rourke's Blog
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    Re: Should high school students break up fights in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    From the school's perspective, it is a safety issue for all parties involved. This doesn't get to clear-cut "value systems." If no one is around, and there is a serious issue, yes, a student might need to intervene, but, you have to understand that as soon as another student becomes involved, their safety is now in question, as well as what that student might do to one of the other students in the process.
    Man is really going down-hill if he worries that much about his "safety".

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