What's the Best Way to Discipline a Student?

A teacher from the inbox, Mary Cornwell-Wright, responds to the story of the female student who was flipped out of her chair by a high-school resource officer (subsequently fired):

Adolescent rebellion is a tale as old as time. The adults involved unnecessarily escalated the situation into a defiant standoff between a student and authority figures. The student didn’t want to back down because there was an audience of her peers.

Solution: Remove the peers.