Her son developed a nervous tick over it. And so, my friend and her husband gave their son the green light to defend himself—Zero Tolerance be damned. When the bully and a cohort approached their son on the playground and grabbed his neck, the boy pulled out a defensive Tae Kwon Do move and brought the bully to his knees. Her boy was not suspended because of the history she had chronicled with the school and because her boy was acting in self-defense.