Oh, I'm not implying he didn't know what he was doing.
I think actually, he knew exactly what he was doing. he just wasn't watching where he was doing it.
But if this were an adult case of assault, the law would state that the boy was right to defend himself, but had he delivered a second blow, it would then have turned into a legitimate assault charge.
A very good friend of mine with whom I went to Shiatsu school, was walking home one night, and was accosted by a group of young men.
One in particular started manhandling her, and had no idea he was messing with a regional Black belt Karate Champion.
He pushed her against the wall, and grabbed her bag.
She delivered one blow and fractured his forearm.
A friend of his in the group, knew where she worked, and called the police and reported her for assault.
Because she never ministered any other blow than that one, it was found that she had used reasonable force in self-defence, to prevent further assault on his part from taking place.
She had never intended to break his arm.
Her intention had been to prevent him assaulting her further.
This kid snapped, and slam-dunked the aggressor.
it looks on the video as if the kid has a possible broken ankle.
but I don't suppose for one moment the big kid meant to hurt the skinny bully so badly.
he'd just been pushed to the limit.
As a former School Governor (with some experience in handling bullying) I can safely say in this case, had I been the school Principal, I would also have suspended the skinny bully. In the bat of an eyelid.
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