Honestly, everybody in this day in age is going to learn the reality of the saying, "What goes around comes around". It sounds like this was Jared's time. I think his mom needs to relax and acknowledge that her son actually learned an important lesson in life, however unfair the demonstration would be.
Quoting kacti:" Question: Do you think that kids should be allowed to duke it out amongst themselves? Here's the story:: ... [snip!] ... on this? Do you think kids should be allowed to fight, or should an adult always step in and handle the situation for them?"
No, I don't. I don't think parents should send the message that fighting physically is okay. (Self defense is obviously an exception though). I think parents should be able to help kids figure out how to get along. And letting them duke it out themselves is basically saying they don't know how to.