Little brother-in-law has been accused of bullying, sort of.
Just a bit of a query here on how I should handle a situation. My wife's brother is in the 10th grade at high school, 16 years old, 6'3 tall and is pretty much the most popular guy in the school. Just recently I have heard that he has been taking advantage of his popularity and telling certain peers to do things for him in order to avoid getting into trouble. Just recently he told one of his friends to go and fight another student who has a crush on his little sister. The two students who fought both got suspended, but the little bro was never even asked about it. The teachers all think he is an angel and after living at the family home for a little while, I can vouch that he is a good kid at home.
I'm pretty sure I know why he has been doing it; just recently his parents broke up and I know he has been feeling very angry about the situation because of how it all happened and things he has learnt recently. He looks up to me a lot and I try to guide him as best I can since his father hasn't contacted him since he left. Quite often we also break out the boxing gloves and head gear and have a few 2 minute sparring sessions so that he can get his anger out (luckily he is still really scrawny and doesn't have much power, might not be too much fun in another 12 months though).
I haven't confronted him about the bullying thing yet, but he does know I was bullied throughout my high school years and that I would be very disappointed if he was doing it. If he was over the age of 18, I would make him put on the gear and I would kickbox him until he couldn't take it anymore. But I can't do that, so that's why I am coming to the learned bassists here. How do you think I should approach this situation?
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