I just said, rational adults know the difference between a tennis racquet and a real weapon. They also know the difference between a 10 year old and a adult. Then you use an adult example.
In this situation the vic is not a vegetable because he was hit once over the head by a 10 yr old wielding a 8 oz racquet.
Violence unless in self-defense accomplishes nothing. The kid hit the other kid once. If the attacker was then on top of the vic repeatedly striking him it's a little different story. Still a little kid. Slow down Brad. Common sense time.
Let the kid get his suspension and whatever other punishment he has coming from the authorities. The kid is likely disturbed.
"i thought those were just a little harmless brown bugs, you know the ones take wings and fly? but it turned to be Flees." Fedace