I feel terrible for the kid. I really do. But I agree with MC as well. We live in a society populated by people who think physically defending yourself is a bad thing.
Hell I remember my Middle School and High School pretty much told us that if we got into a physical confrontation, EVEN if it was us defending ourselves, we were in just as much trouble.
That is crap!
"Don't be shocked that people die. Be surprised you're still alive."