April 11th, 2007 11:14 PM
Apologies if this is a duplicate, I have been off the forum most of the past week.
What is going on? Can't anybody deal with anything anymore without dialling 911? Or am I out of touch, are pre-schoolers that out of control?
This is bizarre.
On March 28, Desre'e Watson, a 6-year-old kindergarten student at Avon Elementary School, had a bad morning. She cried. She wailed. She kicked. She scratched. She hit a teacher. That's what the police say, anyway.
The police? That's right. To subdue the unruly kindergartner, school officials phoned Avon Park's police department
When the cops arrived, young Desre'e attempted to resist arrest by crawling under a table. But Avon Park's finest pulled her out, cuffed her, put her in a police cruiser, drove her to the county jail, and charged this 50-pound menace with a felony and two misdemeanors. The police report is below.
April 11th, 2007 11:25 PM
An almost 7 year old in K at 54 inches tall and 50 pounds? Give me a break. Hello parents? Parents? Are we present? Is this a JD in training?
April 11th, 2007 11:29 PM
Sad to say, that doesn't surprise me at all. And seeing that it happened here in my home State comes as no great shock. I'm repulsed, but not surprised.
In my little county alone we have LEO's in all the schools, video surveillance, regular arrests, dog-assisted searches of student vehicles (we've had kids arrested for paintball guns, hunting rifles, and--seriously--a butter knife all found in vehicles locked and parked in the school parking lot), a kid that died in the custody of the Sheriff's Office Boot Camp (since closed), a 6-year-old that carried a knife to school to protect herself from a kid that had been terrorizing her, etc.
Florida. It's different.
April 12th, 2007 12:00 AM
Unfortunately, if the teacher would have done what was necessary (spank the brat) the teacher would have been arrested, charged, fired, and sued.
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They are left in full possession of them."
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April 12th, 2007 12:15 AM
Dakotaranger's right on point. And in the alternative, if the PARENTS had done the same, then the Florida Department of Children and Families would have interceded, taken custody, filed a complaint, initiated charges via the local state attorney, and probably lost the kid someplace in their tangled web of foster parents. Florida lost a half-dozen or more last year.
In short, the teachers are terrified of doing anything due to liability...it just ain't worth it, and the parents had damn sure better not do anything out of the reality of prosecution.
It's a real-life quandary.
April 12th, 2007 12:20 AM
Originally Posted by Rock and Glock
My Boy is 2 years and 4 months and is 40lbs and 40 inches tall. I call him my square.
He is not fat, but built like a brick S house.
Will he be huge? No. He will slow down (hopefully) and even out.
7 and in K that is a different story.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!
-- Theodore Roosevelt --
April 12th, 2007 12:49 AM
Heaven forbid we might damage the poor cherub's self esteem....
That's why we don't allow team sports in schools or teach about those nasty nasty incidents in history like, umm, the holocaust...
April 12th, 2007 01:58 AM
April 12th, 2007 06:11 AM
[QUOTE=Rock and Glock;339361 Is this a JD in training?[/QUOTE]
No it is not. Thanks to the felony arrest, it's official - She's a JD!
April 12th, 2007 07:52 AM
The bad thing is that the parents will be so proud that they will have a copy of the arrest report framed and hung over their fireplace.
I've seen too many times where the parents encourage their kids to act like this. They tell them that if they want something some other kid has to "Take it!"
Not to mention the examples that some parents set for their kids. For instance there is a bumper sticker that just makes me sick everytime I see it. It says; "My Kid Beat Up your Honor Student."
What kind of behavior can you expect from a kid whose parent would ride around with something like that on their car?
April 12th, 2007 09:12 AM
I agree it is the parents. A 7 year old in K school I wonder what type of home life they have.
There are such things as bad kids.....they are called teenagers
“You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”
― Robert A. Heinlein,
April 12th, 2007 10:58 AM
I bet he has good manners with a Dad like you, huh! Kiddos are all different - mine are in their twenties - but - start saving for the food bills when your fella hits those teenage growth spurts!
Originally Posted by a_kayaker
April 12th, 2007 12:40 PM
Where are the parents and what are they doing? Behavior is learned early and at home.
One should never confuse good fortune with good training.
Illegitimus Non Carborundum.
In God we trust.
April 12th, 2007 07:32 PM
I am thankfull that my children are all in their 30's and were raised when a parent could still legally disipline their children.
April 12th, 2007 07:45 PM
I am simply appalled that ''things'' have come to this nowadays ........ discliplining a child can almost be equated to one of the views on criminals ........ mustn't harm them whatsoever
To heck with upbringing and right and wrong etc. Much can be laid at the feet of the absurd PC society and its litigious runaway.
What a messed up situation things have gotten to.
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