That's the way we did it, too. We squared off and settled it right in front of everyone. If there was a disciplinary problem in High School the perpetrator put on the gloves with the principal. Principal 1, perpetrator 0 every time. Not many disciplinary problems. Guns. We all had guns all the time. They went to school with us and stood in the corner of the classroom and went home on the schoolbus with us.@Paul Raley School shooting is what gets attention for the most part. More minors are killed in gang warfare than school shootings each year.
Part of the problem is in today's schools there is no conflict resolution. When I was in 10th grade a guy and I had an issue. The PE teacher put us in the boxing ring. We resolved our issue and are good friends 50 years later. I went boar hunting with him 6 weeks ago in Europe Today the teacher would get fired, and school sued.