Wife came home today and told me the most bizarre story of these Zero Tolerances Policies run amok I have ever heard . Her coworkers 12 YO son was suspended for a week because he defended himself from a Truly dangerous threat of a deadly attack . The kid was on lunch with some friends when one of the school bullies come up and starts picking on one of his friends who was smaller than the bully "Typical kid crap". Well the kid tells the bully several times to leave the little one alone and the group he is in even tried moving away from the Punk , yet he kept following and picking on the little one . After getting fed up apparently he tells this punk again to leave the kid alone at which point the bully pulls out a sharpened pencil and puts it to his throat . Bad move , the kid smacked his arm away with the pencil and proceeded to quite literally beat the living shit out of the AHOLE . Busted his lip , blackened one eye , bruised some ribs , pretty much gave him a family sized can of whoopazzz . The morons suspend the bully for only 2 weeks and the good kid for a week also . I told he to tell her coworker to call the local news and a Attorney as these stupid things now adays sometimes wind up on a kids permanent record . After all the punk was using the pencil as a deadly weapon hell I would even call the cops and press charges .