Was she right to defend herself in this situation?

My little sister Amy whose 15 was at school Monday and a 17 year old guy grabbed her bum under her skirt. Well she turned round and hauled off and kicked him hard in the testicles she had heavy shoes on as she is a goth. Anyway the guy fell down and cried. The teacher see this and pulled her into the office by which time the lad was puking on the floor. My parents went to the school Friday. The principle decided that a one week suspension for Amy is appropriate, however the boy is also going to have a one week suspension put on his record although he is unlikely to be able to return to school during the weeks suspension due to the extent of his injuries. The boy had surgery and the doctors repaired his left testicle that had been ruptured, although due to the damage sustained the testicle will not be able to produce any sperm. The boys right testicle had to be removed due to it having multiple ruptures. My parents think that this should be the end of the matter, however they don't know if the boy's parents will do some legal action or not and are worried about that. Amy is not happy at being suspended as she feels that it was self defense and their were people who saw the incident that backed her story up.

I do agree with Amy in the respect that the boys injuries are as a direct result of his actions and that she should not be held responsible for injuries he suffered.

1. Do you think she did the right thing?

2. Would your answer to question 1 be different if the boy did not suffer permanent damage?

3. What would you have done?

4. Have you been in a similar situation? What did you do?

5. Do you feel bad for the guy or do you think its his own fault and what he deserved?

6. How would you feel if it was your daughter in this situation?

7. How would you feel if it was your son in this situation?
Was she right to defend herself in this situation?
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