Kindergartner arrested!?!

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    Kindergartner arrested!?!

    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.


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    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?

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    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.

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    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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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    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?
    Hey Rock,

    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.
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    [sarcasm on]
    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...
    [sarcasm off]

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    In Nursery School there is still hope for these kids...by Kindergarten it's too late. They are already ruined.
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    [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!

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    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?

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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by a_kayaker View Post
    Hey Rock,

    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.
    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!

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    Where are the parents and what are they doing? Behavior is learned early and at home.
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    I am thankfull that my children are all in their 30's and were raised when a parent could still legally disipline their children.

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    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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