And even though his daughter is a special needs student, Bradley feels that this is not an excuse for Jones' behavior. If anything, a child facing challenges like cerebral palsy needs to be even more prepared for these situations, as they can be frequent targets of aggression.
"Consult with the kid so she feels like she's smart, she has some control and she'll be able to handle this in the future," Bradley said. 'We have to help them feel that they can control their environment and protect themselves."
Hundreds of "GMA" viewers sounded off ABCNews.com's message boards about Jones' action. While most didn't approve of his method, the majority showed support for his defense of his daughter.
"Thank god for awesome fathers like the one that defended his daughter," wrote Mindy Isaksen.