http://reason.com/blog/2013/06/03/canadian-student-stops-a-stabbing-attack The Sun News later updated: <blockquote>The school and Calgary Board of Education didn't comment until Friday, in a letter to parents on the school's website. "The student who reportedly intervened was asked to remain in the office to explain what happened but was in no way disciplined," school principal Michael Bester wrote. "Two students were suspended as a result of their behaviour in this incident. "It is not recommended that students intervene in incidents such as this to ensure their own safety. There was a teacher nearby who could have been asked to assist before the third student became involved." </blockquote>It would have been better had an adult been around to put a stop to the fight, but given the immediate possibility of a stabbing, MacLean's bravery should be admired not condemned. </blockquote> Schools are conditioning students to not defend themselves and not to defend their fellow human beings instead call the government for help.