'You Did the Right Thing': Internet Backs Teen for Getting Sister Expelled

Many internet users have come to the defense a teenager who got his twin sister expelled after he found out she was bullying one of his new friends.

U/circagym262 posed the question to Reddit's "AmITheAsshole" forum, "AITA for getting my sister expelled from school?" Their submission has gained many Reddit awards and has received over 10,000 upvotes in their viral post.

To begin their post, the middle schooler explained how, for years, his sister wasn't nice to the kids in their school and she has gotten in trouble for her actions before but nothing as bad as expulsion.

According to StopBullying.gov, 20 percent of children aged 12 to 18 are bullied. Some of these students have experienced being bullied on the internet or via a text message.

While playing basketball outside with his friends, they noticed someone upset. Wondering what was wrong, they went over to make sure he was okay.

Child upset after being bullied
Redditor explains how he might be in the wrong after reporting his sister for bullying, which lead to her expulsion from school. SeventyFour/iStock / Getty Images Plus

He wrote: "This boy was telling us about how he was being bullied by a group of kids for being 'preppy' (posts skincare routines on TikTok, Starbucks iced coffee, generally seen as a more feminine male aesthetic), kids were calling him gay and the f slur when he's not gay."

After talking with him a bit about his interests, the Reddit user and his friends asked him if he wanted to go play basketball with them. Since then, they have become friends.

While hanging out one day, one of the OP's (original poster) friends went to pick up the new friends phone since it dropped. When touching it, he accidentally opened one of the notifications. The friend found out that he was still being bullied and receiving homophobic remarks. They decided it was the right thing to do to take it to the principal.

"My sister and her friends was called into the office and they all got in a bunch of trouble, it was her, 3 other girls and 2 other boys, one of which is her boyfriend. My sister was the ringleader and the cruelest, so she got the harshest punishment and was expelled," he said.

The OP explained how his mother and father were upset with him for going to the principal. However, his grandfather was "horrified" at what his granddaughter was getting into.

Redditors were quick to back up the OP for calling his sister out.

"NTA I think you did your sister a long term favor. If she never has any consequences how will she learn? If your parents always coddle those behaviors she won't see a reason to change," u/Dopamineoftheweek said, receiving the top comment with 12,000 upvotes. "Even now, it seems like she has no regard for the person she hurt. She's only mad that she is in trouble. You did the right thing,"

U/Cokeycane wrote, "NTA - Your sister sucks and she should be punished. Betrayal? How about she learns how to be a decent human being?? Sounds like she's only mad because she got caught and is in trouble. Does she show any remorse to the person she hurt?"

They continued: "Your sister has been doing this a long time and she hasn't changed. Your parents obviously didn't solve anything from the past, so what good would it do to just tell them anyway? Stand proud for what you did. We need more people like you in the world."

"Your sister is mad at you and calling you a snitch? Maybe she shouldn't have been a bully," u/mdthomas added. "Also, huge props to your and your friends for not only talking to him but including him in your group even though he has different interests. Not everyone at your age would do that."