A bully with a knife had a classmate in a headlock and could slit his throat at any moment.
Seventh-grader Briar MacLean of Calgary intervened and protected the boy from this immediate threat.
But "instead of getting a pat on the back for his bravery, Briar was made to feel as if he had done something terribly wrong. The police were called, the teen filed a statement and his locker was searched," Jen Gerson reports at the National Post.
Briar's mother was "politely informed" by the vice principal that the school "did not 'condone heroics'" and that her son Brian "should have found a teacher to handle the situation."
The mother asked the vice principal, "In the time it would have taken him to go get a teacher, could that kid’s throat have been slit?"
The vice principal "said yes, but that’s beside the point," the Post reports. We "don’t condone heroics in this school."