Nathan Pemberton, 9, of Colorado Springs, Colorado has been pushed around by a bully for months. This week, he finally had enough.
Nathan described the bully’s repeated attacks to CBS 11 in Colorado: “He was picking me up and he kept slamming me into the ground into concrete basketball place.”
Boy fights back against bully. Photo via Wiki Commons.
On Tuesday, the bully elbowed Nathan in the eye. Nathan told CBS 11 that he knows that violence is not the solution to the problem, however, he could not take any more punches. After being elbowed by the bully, Nathan fought back.
He recalled the latest altercation, “He elbowed me in the eye so I tried to push him away to where he wouldn’t do it again and he kicked me in the back, I punched him in the face then he punched me in the face.”
After the scuffle, both boys were suspended from Western Elementary School. A spokesperson from the school district explained that since the school has a zero tolerance policy regarding physical altercations, both boys had to be suspended.
Nathan’s parents told Fox 31 Denver that they are happy that he finally stood up to the bully. Deborah Pemberton, Nathan’s mother, stated, “Finally, yeah, we told him, if you have to, if there’s nobody else around, you do what you have to do.”
The school will be trying diffuse the situation by moving one of the boys into a new classroom. However, Nathan will probably continue to sport a few red marks on face from his fight over the next few days.
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