LOUDON CO, Tenn. (WVLT) --- Colt Jones' death, just like his picture, still hangs over his father.
Just four months after he found his son hanging from a tree in the backyard Thom Jones is trying to understand how it could have happened.
"I found a note," a teary eyed Jones told us. "I never taught him to be a punching bag but he was afraid of getting kicked out of school. School meant a lot to him."
Many schools in TN have whats called zero tolerance policies for fighting.
You fight, you're gone. Punishments are severe.
But a new bill, (Senate Bill 113/House Bill 860) would change that policy.
Zero tolerance for the instigator, but why not give kids a fighting chance to fight back without being kicked out.
Colt's dad backs the bill and so does the Professional Educators of Tennessee who call it common sense.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.