We’ve been hearing a number of reports this past year about students being suspended for being kids and standing up for their constitutional rights. Kindergartners, first and second graders are being punished for pretend shooting with their fingers or supposedly chewing a toaster pastry into the shape of a gun. But have you ever heard of a student being suspended for saving the life of another student?
Last Tuesday morning, 7th grader Briar MacLean was sitting in class. It was a study period. While the teacher was on the far side of the classroom, one student near Briar began to bully another student. Briar saw the bully grab his victim and place him in a headlock when he heard the distinctive click of a knife opening up. That’s when Briar instinctively reacted and got between the two students and pushed the knife-wielding bully away, where he was quickly subdued.
The victim thanks Briar for stepping in to help, and then the two students went about their classes. During the fourth period, Briar was summoned to the school office where he was asked about the incident and had to give a statement as to what happened. At that point, the police were called in, not on the knife wielding student but on Briar, where they searched Briar’s locker.
Briar MacLean ended up serving an in-school suspension for the rest of the day. Briar’s mom, Leah O’Donnell was called to the school and told that her son had been involved in an incident. When the school informed her of what had happened, she was surprised that her son was being disciplined for doing something heroic. According to O’Donnell:
“They phoned me and said, ‘Briar was involved in an incident today.’ That he decided to ‘play hero’ and jump in.”
“I asked: ‘In the time it would have taken him to go get a teacher, could that kid’s throat have been slit?’ She said yes, but that’s beside the point. That we ‘don’t condone heroics in this school.’”
O’Donnell went on to say that she has raised her son to stand up for himself and for others. Briar has stood up to bullies in the past and like this time, he found himself in trouble for doing so.
Schools have an agenda and it’s not to educate your children. Their agenda is to raise up a generation of leftist liberals that will help them transform the country into a socialist government. And guess what, I’m not just talking about America’s public schools, but Canada’s as well.
The public schools don’t want heroic students! Rather they want to mass produce robotic clones that carry out their progressive ideologies.