Standing Up to Bullies


Videotape from Williamson County, Tennessee's Fairview High School shows part of the story. It shows a girl grabbing junior Rachel Davis from behind. Davis walks away and the girl follows and confronts her again. Davis walks away once more, out of camera range, and the other girl follows. That's when the other girl struck Davis on the face with a bag or purse, lacerating her jaw, according to Davis father. The two girls ended up on the ground wrestling before a teacher broke it up. The other girl was charged with simple assault. And she received a five-day suspension from school. The school also suspended Davis for five days under its zero-tolerance policy. That policy bans fighting, even in self defense.