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If my 12 year old son was hurt by another student at school, can any charges be pressed?

Question Details: A little girl kicked my son in the genitals during inside recess at school. The principal is giving him the same punishment as the little girl since they both kicked each other in the shin during this altercation as well. The reason for her kicking him to begin with was because he took her pencil. I agree he should be punished for kicking her shin, but she violated his private area. The principal admitted that had the tables been reversed, my son would be punished much worse than the little girl is being punished.

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