A California teenager who rushed to help a blind classmate being beaten up by a bully has been kicked off the football team.I understand the rescuer has been both kicked off the football team and suspended from school. Our schools are supposed to be oases of "tolerance", but "zero tolerance" policies rule the day.
The high school junior was hailed as a hero for intervening after he saw the 'visually impaired' student being repeatedly hit round the head during lunch break at Huntington Beach High School, California on Wednesday.
Footage, filmed by a bystander, shows the teen knocking the bully to the ground with a single punch to stop the attack.
Has this made CNN yet? It hadn't when last I looked.
Anyway, I find the pithiness of this comment refreshing:
'The day you punish people who protect the helpless is the day you've lost humanity. Don't be STUPID!'