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Student Uses ‘Stand Your Ground’ to Appeal Conviction for School Bus Fight

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. — An appellate court has ruled in favor of a middle school student who used Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law to get his conviction tossed out for getting into a fight with a female student on a school bus.

The student, referred to a T.P. in court documents, was initially found guilty of battery for the fight he had with the female student, referred to as A.F. The defense argued that T.P. was entitled to defend himself because, according to the bus driver, A.F. started the brawl by grabbing T.P.’s jacket, punching him and pulling him down into his seat, according to NBCLosAngeles.com.

In siding with T.P., the 4th District Court of Appeals agreed that the student had the right to defend himself under Stand Your Ground, as he had the right to be on the bus going home from school.

The decision comes at a time when many protestors nationwide are calling for the Florida law to be repealed.

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