Middle-school boys in Tacoma, WA have started their very own after-school program, a "Fight Club" in a school bathroom. One of the broke the first rule of Fight Club as shown here. Check that story first, I'll wait. I am not a parent, but I'm an uncle and former high school teacher. I'm bothered by the fighting in a tiny measure, but I'm shocked and disappointed by the school's response. This struck an immediate impression in me that may disappoint some people who've "known me all my life". All I can say is, "all your life" usually means "while you were a child", and that was a long time ago.
"Fight Club" is one of my 2 or 3 favorite movies of all time. There, I said that. The original version is not family-friendly (to an extreme), but it's how a lot of people relate to their world and I acknowledge that on artistic merit. The cable edit is still good enough that I'll watch it a couple times when it rotates through the channels. When Tyler and the narrator start their first fight...
"How much can you know about yourself, you've never been in a fight? I don't wanna die without any scars."
The fight concludes with a tap-out and a handshake and a smile. After a few weeks, they were carved out of wood. There was respect; more importantly, there was self respect. Back to that point later.