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BULLYING: Incident was clearly an assault

Letter by Suzi Loya, Gig Harbor on Aug. 31, 2012 at 11:26 am | 3 Comments »
August 31, 2012 1:20 pm

Re: “Peninsula teacher, district failed a bullied boy” (editorial, 8-31).

Your editorial surmised that a jury might disagree with the way the Peninsula School District handled the “horseplay” incident at Kopachuck Middle School.

Last month, as a Pierce County Superior Court juror, I helped convict a defendant of fourth-degree assault for which he was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment.

Clearly, the young middle-school student, dragged around the classroom and held down with a pillow over his face, is a victim of assault, not “bullying.”

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