8 year old special needs child arrested for 5th time at school

Discussion in 'Parenting News' started by JJJ, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

  2. 4timmy

    4timmy New Member

    This is just absolutely insane! OMG if our schools did that here, my difficult child would already have at least 5 hits against him. What kind of people are these teachers??? Ok, so you're telling me that now the police are being called in on things like this and there is someone somewhere in real danger who aren't getting help because the police are at the school arresting an 8 year old for cussing out a teacher.

    My difficult child got suspended on the last day of school in 5th grade for telling his teacher to go screw a goat.... He was punished, he felt really bad that he didn't get to say goodbye to his friends on the last day of school. The teacher later told me (she was pregnant at the time) that she was pretty sure it wasn't a goat she was with and that she had a hard time keeping a straight face when he said it. I was just beside myself when I found out that he had said this (and many other thoughtful words that year), and the teacher was making a joke about it. The point is, where do we draw the line?

    Have we really gotten to the point where there is no compassion for our little ones? Do you think it's just a stunt to punish the parents with the thought that the parents are bad? This is just scary wrong.
  3. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    Florida and Texas. The only thing that surprises me is not seeing California listed, too. These are also the biggest states on death penalty usage. I'm pointing out to kiddo how lucky she is that we don't still live in Florida, she'd have a boatload of charges by now.
  4. 4timmy

    4timmy New Member

    ....and oh boy just read some of the comments after that article.... makes your blood boil and your hair curl. No wonder our world is such a mess.
  5. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    I hear ya, I just wanted to pound some of the people that commented.
  6. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

  7. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Wow, how did some of these people that commented manage to avoid jail time? Geezie pete. The poor kid. I think I mentioned somewhere else that zero tolerance looks good on paper, but doesn't work that way in real life...