I was deeply distressed to read that Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso does not support suspensions for bullying ("Alonso wouldn't suspend bullies," May 4).
Bullying is violent behavior and must not be tolerated. Without consequences I do not believe the behavior will change. We are quick to adopt so-called "no tolerance" for many other things. Bullying is violence, and the consequences, as we are seeing, can be just as devastating as the presence of weapons or drugs.