In North Carolina this past week, a boy was banned from carrying a My Little Pony bag because it was a trigger for his bullies to continue bullying him. In Arkansas, a story of a gay high school student was removed from a yearbook because the principal was concerned for his "well-being" if the story was published.
These boys in North Carolina and Arkansas are clearly harassing their bullies. One boy is parading around with a "girly" bag, while the other has the audacity to be openly gay. This is torturous for bullies. With triggers like these out in the open, the bullies are unfairly distracted from receiving a proper education.
The persecution of bullies must be stopped immediately. Removing triggers and other diversions is necessary to erase the need for bullies to bully. Employing the logic of the officials in these North Carolina and Arkansas schools, I propose these guidelines to end the torments facing today's bullies:
Please adhere to the following rules to keep our schools safe