Was a Canadian Student Punished by His School After Stopping a Knife-Wielding Classmate?

There’s a bit of disagreement concerning what measures school officials took against Briar MacLean, the 13-year-old Canadian student who intervened in a potential knifing inside a classroom recently.

MacLean and his mother, Leah O’Donnell, say Briar was reprimanded for his actions because it’s against policy at Sir John A. MacDonald School in Calgary for students to get break up fights; they should tell teachers instead.

O’Donnell told the National Post (in an article titled, “No heroes allowed: Calgary student, 13, reprimanded for defending his classmate against a knife-wielding bully”) that after the altercation, the school “phoned me and said, ‘Briar was involved in an incident today’” and that “he decided to ‘play hero’ and jump in.”

Read more here.

Author: AKA John Galt

A small business owner, a tea party organizer, a son, father and husband who is not willing to sell out the future lives of his children.

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