Just discovered that my nephew, whose parents are both dubs is the school bully. He was sent home for beating a kid up, he was also caught trying to steel a bike from a boy half his size. Apparently it's because his teachers are "useless" and "he has to bully in case he becomes a victim". Previously he was expelled from nursery which was explained away as they had something against witnesses.
He doesn't go to a bad school and doesn't live in a bad area so this is unusual behaviour. He hasn't been exposed to violent video games or TV but has been brought up badly.
What annoys me is that his parents / grandparents are in denial - well maybe they know but just make excuses.
The latest I've heard is he's "intelligent". Hmmmm so intelligent he won't do anything he's told, very disruptive, rude and throws tantrums for any reason.
Anyone else known parents unwilling to accept the truth about their kids?