This is a nice story. A boy dumps superglue into a girl’s hair and she overcomes. But there is a much larger story behind this story which is that it is not an unusual story, yet it is an unusual story. That this girl had the wherewithal to overcome this particular prank is unusual. But it is usual in that millions of students in the same way silently endure living hells in the state school system every year. There’s another story also, which was that the punishment that the boy who did this received for his assault barely qualified as punishment. From the article: “After the horrific act, the superglue culprit only received one in-school suspension.”
It only stands to reason that in a school that teaches children that their very existence is due to “survival of the fittest”, that the strong would receive a slap on the wrist for preying on the weak, just for kicks. And, as these children endure abuse so torturous that it drives some even to suicide, they will at the same time be taught that social justice is the most important endeavor that can be pursued by man or woman. I hope that these students will understand that the “justice” meted out by these officials is not justice, social or otherwise.