Here is the situation: I have two leadership students who are being antagonized by a group of students in the High School (outside our youth ministry obviously), primarily one individual. The issue is that one of them is on the baseball team with the main ringleader. My guy is relatively new to the area (moved in last year) and hasn't had time to develop a great base of friends. He's a freshman in High School and loves to play ball, which brought him into contact with this bully kid. The bully is a classic jerk, picking on my youth as an outlet for his own frustrations. Problem is, most of the other guys on the baseball team are the bully's friend and make life pretty rough for the guy in my youth group. It was originally confined to the lockerroom but has now spilled out into the hallways. The other leadership student (the first's girlfriend) has stood up for him in the hallways and is no receiving similar treatment. (For example - one of the group of bullies has recorded a rap song about her - filthy of course - and the main bully guy is distributing copies around the school. The administration recently found out about it an took minor steps (called into the principle's office) which only intensified the jerk groups' efforts. So what do I do? Everything in me wants to find the main guy and threaten him or mail him a threatening letter. Of course I won't (The desire towards Christ-likeness and threat of imprisonment constrain me) but I also don't want this to go on unchecked. Any thoughts? On a side note: I'm proud of my leadership student (male) because he's thus far restrained from knocking the dude's lights out. Part of me wants to tell him to go for it and I'll talk to his parents. Regardless - if you (Anyone who reads this thread) will you take a moment and pray for God to resolve this situation and/or give those involved wisdom about how to handle it?