There is trouble in debate, when Jian argues with Brian. He gets so angry, he takes a swing at Brian, who catches Jian’s arm, defending himself. The school security officer, and the principal, are called.
“He assaulted me,” Jian said, pointing at Brian.
“He took a swing first. Brian just defended himself,” Rhonda said.
The other students backed up Brian. Mr. Wymore was conflicted. By the rules, he had to see to it both boys were suspended for fighting, but it was clear that Jian had initiated it. Rather than throwing a punch, Brian had protected himself.
“Everyone, I’m sorry, but we’re done for today. Brian and Jian will be heading to the office with Mr. Ferris and Officer Wilke.”
“Witness statements will be taken immediately,” Mr. Ferris announced. “Whoever saw it, come to the office.”
They gathered their things and followed them down. Jian refused to let…
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