Now the right wing is equating the President pushing a girl in the seventh grade as the same as attacking, holding down, and cutting someones hair. The differences are so numerous to be ridiculous. For one the president wrote about the incident and what he learned from it. Mitt didn't remember beating this classmate up and he gave a forced apology. The other was in Mitt's case this was assault and given that he was 18 at the time should have been turned over to the authorities.
Now you also have the family saying that they have no knowledge of the incident. Before you folks on the right think that this was made up consider that Lauber left school after that year. Why was that? No one is talking there. Was it a lack of money? Was it a bad fit? Did he not have any friends? Was he being harassed? There is an appearance of running away. Could be that Mitt and his buddies' behavior had something to do with him leaving school. I know that if I were a parent paying private school costs I would have very little tolerance for this and would pull my kid out.
It sounds like Romney was the arrogant rich kid who got away with everything. I do not think that these are qualities that the country needs in a President, especially when we have so many kids who commit suicide or get revenge after being tormented in school. I don't think that a President Romney would be able to relate to problems that many Americans went through in school.
As for Cranbrook, hopefully they are doing a better job protecting all of their students today than they did 40 years ago. Their literature and recruiters certainly act that way.