Texas Zero Tolerance
Texas Zero Tolerance
Birdville ISD



My eleven-year-old son was in hallway between classes. A bully comes down the hall and starts kicking my son’s papers and books down the hallway. My son was very concerned because he had papers that needed to be turn in that were in the stack. He attempted to defend and protect his property by kicking the boy in the foot to make him stop. The bully hit my son in the nose, causing it to bleed.


My son was given in-school detention. I have no idea what happened to the other boy. The Assistant Principal told me “If your son had not kicked the boy in the foot, he would not have gotten punched in the nose.” I responded with “If the bully had not been kicking my son’s papers and books down the hall, he would not have gotten kicked in the foot!”


The BISD’s attitude is that all kids involved in any altercation are problem kids. The district does not apply self-defense to situations, and punishes all children regardless of whether they began (or ended) a fight.

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