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    Oh come on people, are you seriously defending the father?

    He totally lost it and probably traumatized a good amount of innocent bystanders.

    Losing your cool isn't acceptable just because you have good reason to want something different to happen.

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    Amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan View Post
    Oh come on people, are you seriously defending the father?

    He totally lost it and probably traumatized a good amount of innocent bystanders.

    Losing your cool isn't acceptable just because you have good reason to want something different to happen.
    I wouldn't have done what he did, but I don't think he totally lost it. He didn't hit anyone.

    I think your definition of trauma is pretty liberal. I wouldn't call that a traumatic experience for anyone but the people who were singled out.

    I also don't agree that losing your cool isn't acceptable. It depends on the circumstance. Sometimes being diplomatic doesn't work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan View Post
    Oh come on people, are you seriously defending the father?

    He totally lost it and probably traumatized a good amount of innocent bystanders.

    Losing your cool isn't acceptable just because you have good reason to want something different to happen.
    Yeah I personally think it's perfectly acceptable to be honest...some community service is worth avoiding your kid's suicide.
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    It actually made me feel very sad and also humbled.
    Sad that the situation became so serious that he lost it like that, and humbled for the obvious strength of love he feels for his daughter.
    Right on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    That really floored me too. "For him to be afraid to ride the school bus the next day? That bothered me." Doesn't bother you that because of your son's behavior, this girl is afraid to ride the school bus EVERY day?
    This.
    She should be smacked in the face for that alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan View Post
    Oh come on people, are you seriously defending the father?

    He totally lost it and probably traumatized a good amount of innocent bystanders.

    Losing your cool isn't acceptable just because you have good reason to want something different to happen.
    You don't have to completely defend or completely accept what he did. Threating to hurt everyone on the bus -- not cool. Scaring the shit out of a pack of bullies who throw condoms at your CP-inflicted daughter -- way cool. Like Ivy said, he should have been more careful about exactly what he said, but confronting those kids was appropriate and efficient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan View Post
    Oh come on people, are you seriously defending the father?

    He totally lost it and probably traumatized a good amount of innocent bystanders.

    Losing your cool isn't acceptable just because you have good reason to want something different to happen.
    I don't see anyone defending how the father handled it.

    Confronting the bullies intensely and telling them they need to cut the crap = good.

    Threatening a school bus full of innocent kids because of a group of bullies = not good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    Yeah I personally think it's perfectly acceptable to be honest...some community service is worth avoiding your kid's suicide.
    If that was the only way to prevent your kid's suicide, I'd agree with you.

    In fact, if you thought about it for a sec, doesn't this make the girl more likely to get shit at school -- "you're so pathetic you had to have your daddy fight some 12 year olds!"

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    If I had a kid who was being bullied on the bus, I'd take them to school myself. Especially under those circumstances. If there were condoms being thrown around, those kids would already have heard language worse than that, I guarantee it.
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