Quoting bbbt:" How much you wanna bet that if these boys received a traditional punishment, they'd be fighting again."
I got into a fight every year from 8th grade[when I started going to that school] to junior year with the SAME girl, and every time we would both get suspended. The only reason why we didn't fight during our senior year is because I moved and switched schools again but I'm sure it would've happened.
Like I said in the other thread, I think it's a good alternative solution. It taught a lesson without humiliation or long term damage to their record, but they still had a consequence for their actions.