(Post) – Briar MacLean was sitting in class during a study period Tuesday, the teacher was on the other side of the room and, as Grade 7 bullies are wont to do, one kid started harassing another. “I was in between two desks and he was poking and prodding the guy,” Briar, 13, said at the kitchen table of his Calgary home Friday. “He put him in a headlock, and I saw that.” He added he didn’t see the knife, but “I heard the flick, and I heard them say there was a knife.” The rest was just instinct. Briar stepped up to defend his classmate, pushing the knife-wielding bully away. The teacher took notice, the principal was summoned and Briar went about his day. It wasn’t until fourth period everything went haywire. “I got called to the office and I wasn’t able to leave until the end of the day,” he said. That’s when Leah O’Donnell, Briar’s mother, received a call from the vice-principal. “They phoned me and said, ‘Briar was involved in an incident today,’” she said. “That he decided to ‘play hero’ and jump in.” Ms. O’Donnell was politely informed the school did not “condone heroics,” she said. Instead, Briar should have found a teacher to handle the situation.
If this was in America it would be a hall of fame “Pussification” story. But it’s not, so I guess we’re looking at the pussification of the world. I mean “our school does not condone heroics”? That’s something that was actually said? Aloud? With a straight face? Come on. This is what we’re teaching our kids nowadays? Don’t take action. Wait for someone else to do something for you. Be a wallflower. Don’t help anyone for anything because you’re not capable. Fucking outrageous. No wonder the world is filled with a bunch of sissies. Everyone’s principal would rather have them take their smartphone out and film a knife fight rather than save a kid’s life.