“We Don’t Condone Heroics”
Briar MacLean, a seventh grader, was scorned by his school for stopping a fight that involved a pocket knife. Although Briar could have been harmed in this confrontation, it didn’t stop him from taking action. To check out more on the story, go to:
Author’s Perspective: In Briar’s case, his school didn’t support his heroism and instead chose to suspend him. Had he just stood there and done nothing, the situation could’ve escalated into something worse. Personally, I think he did the right thing because he told the teacher first and then took action. It takes courage to stand up to a bully, especially when there is a knife involved. His courage should have been applauded because he stood against the bully instead of being a bystander.
Your Turn (follow us & tweet responses to @CDandLeadership using #CDandL):
1) If you were in Briar’s position, what would you do?
2) What if you were the principal of the school?
3) Do you think that the school’s decision was justified? Why or why not?