How diverse was the school?
For that matter, what is the demographic of the teachers?
Teachable moment. If you don’t want to be eaten, don’t act like food. Kid did not deserve to get beat up, far from it, but it is a life lesson.
Never assume those in power will follow the rules. Always strive to know what they do follow, and never make yourself a target unless you have enough power to fight back.
Correct. Being ‘Shocked & Disappointed!” by itself, is no longer sufficient response from conservatives to becoming a target of Liberal violence or disruption. Prepare your appearance, tailor your expressions with full knowledge of who may be listening and what these listeners are capable of doing. Barbarians do not care if someone judged as not worthy of drawing a breath is ‘shocked & disappointed’ by their riotous behavior.