I read with interest a second letter from a person who was a victim of bullying 30 years ago and how it might be linked to school violence. I have personally through a family member have seen the result of an educated guidance counselor in this day and age resort to the same mentality as that vice principal did many years ago. Their answer to a bullying situation was for the students to go back to class and ignore each other. Unfortunately the victim decided to take matters into their own hands and they ended up in our wonderful juvenile delinquent program here in the county. Starting with a 4-hour interrogation by a sheriff's detective and it goes from there. This situation has caused much emotional and psychological trauma to the victim. Had the school followed the the school system's "No Bullying Policy," there might have been a better outcome. But from what I hear from other parents whose kids have been through the same thing, the schools seem to fear retaliation from the bully's parents. Fortunately the victim in this situation is getting the guidance they need to proceed in life.