If you don't mind a bit of a rant... And an example of my temper...
One day in seventh grade, I was talking to my friends about my horse, and I was showing them pictures. One of the "cool" boys came up, looked at one of my pictures and said these exact words: "Horses are stupid. Your horse is fat, dumb, and ugly, just like you. Maybe you should sell him to a dog food company. He seems pretty worthless, and what do you get out of riding anyways? The feeling of being a princess?"
Well, I didn't give a sh*t if I was suspended or even expelled. He called me names, but even worse than that, he called my horse named. Jerry was neglected before he came to my barn, and it has taken me a long time for him to get to how he is today.
So what do I do? Well, my "fat" 115 pounds kneed him in a place no boy ever wants to be kneed, and then I kicked him in the shin. And while he was lying on the ground staring up at me, I said "Oh, look. It's a worthless *******. Maybe he should be turned into dog food." And then I walked away.
I never got suspended or expelled. In fact, the principal never even talked to me. Maybe the boy was too afraid of me to tell, who knows. Either way, he never bothered me again, and one time while I was walking in the hall, I saw him point to me and say to his friends, "She's a horseback rider. Don't mess with her, she kicks like a horse." :)