LOL at the general direction of the thread...specifically the class slut.
Back on topic.
In all honesty I think the actions taken here are a tad bit extreme and the wrong way of handling the situation. Really all the teacher did was become a bully himself and then empowered the other kids in the class to then act like bullies themselves. Wrong message on all parts. And what's this kid supposed to learn from all of this? Get stronger so as not to be bullied himself. What did the victims learn? It's OK to bully others when you have the numbers on your side...sounds like he taught them mob mentality.
Part of me wants to say America has gone soft. But we are talking about a child here and that kind of punishment is just not the way of going about it because it COULD end up causing some severe problems late for the kid.
At the end of the day his parents needed to be informed and they should have whooped his stupid ass. If that didn't take care of the situation then the kid should be removed from the class. It's really that simple. Because stupid people were trying to remedy a stupid situation that should have been dealt with by the kids stupid parents this has become a national story and has put a giant spotlight on stupid people making stupid decisions.