Hit first and hit hard. That's the only way to deal with violence in school. I learned this but never could really bring myself to muster up the golden rule in practice, until I did this with a bulley at one time in my life. This brough me respect and he never bothered me again. Such is human nature. You were probably beyond some H.S. teacher... in fact, by age 13 your brain was already mature and your IQ at it's peak. I would dispute you, though, and in fact a light year varies according to the effect of gravity upon it's wavelength. There are also other aspects to it's behavior which alter it with respect to the edges of the universe and it's curvature at these extremes. However, I'm quite positive your H.S. teacher didn't argue this detail, did she? That's when the superglue, the firecrackers, and other common devices of retribution come into play...er... you didn't hear that from me, lol! Yep, I read plenty and actually grew bored with the textbooks in high school. My math books especially, became redundant. I hated English. I had such a teacher. That class final was the first time I became addicted to tobacco. My little story from middle school... some bully from the 7th grade for months got on my case, and finally challenged me to some arranged meet after school to fight. I was scared shitless. There was a crowd of kids around us who were all hyped up. I slapped him in the face several times and he began to cry. Then he left. I felt bad about the whole thing, got on my bike, and started home. He and his HUGE buddy followed me and I pulled off. Then the fat ass slugged me in the stomach, and the bulley had something in his hand and punched me in the face. I actually felt good about that. He got back at me, which he needed to do. There were no witnesses, and so I was never bothered again at that school. Win-win. Totally unrelated but I thought you'd enjoy that story.