Kids fighting & punishment - OT
Since this board is filled with moms, step and birth, I would like some opinions on something involving DS7.
Today he got in to a scuffle on the school bus with two other kids. According to all accounts, the three kids and the bus driver, DS initially tried to break up a fight with the other two kids, got hit, hit back and was punished at school.
DS7 is not a perfect child but fighting is not one of his things. Every time he has been involved in one, which is less than a handful in his little life, the other kids started it (not what overprotective mom thinks but what the kids and adults have always said.)
What would you do? I believe that he got pulled in, got hit and hit back. Do you think his being punished along with the others is fair? If not, would you say something to the school administrator who punished them or just let it go? BTW, both kids apologized to DS when the school bus dropped them off and confirmed the story.