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Old Today, 08:45 AM
 
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It doesn't say if the child kicked another student or an adult, but I do not believe that a child this young should be arrested for a tantrum. It also does not say if she just happened to be kicking her feet (like a usual tantrum) and somebody got in her way.


We have a zero tolerance policy at our school if a child uses physical force on somebody, but it is rarely used on a child under 3rd grade, and only then is the child expelled from school, not arrested.
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Old Today, 08:48 AM
 
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What a crazy story. This seems like a major over reaction on the schools part and on the police’s part. I can see her being suspended for this but arrested? Insane.
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Old Today, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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It doesn't say if the child kicked another student or an adult, but I do not believe that a child this young should be arrested for a tantrum. It also does not say if she just happened to be kicking her feet (like a usual tantrum) and somebody got in her way.


We have a zero tolerance policy at our school if a child uses physical force on somebody, but it is rarely used on a child under 3rd grade, and only then is the child expelled from school, not arrested.
We have a million cops in this country that need to be kept busy, and three million for-profit jail beds that need to be filled. Got to start arresting them young to fill the quotas. But we are the freest country in the world. LOL. It's just a matter of time before they start arresting infants for creating a disturbance by crying in a public place. Once a society turns into a police state, there is no end to it.
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Old Today, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Anyway ...

I read something over the weekend that they are looking at the school resource officer at that particular school because this is the second elementary student he has arrested.
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Old Today, 10:40 AM
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i worry very much for our future when we arrest small children for being children
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Old Today, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Anyway ...

I read something over the weekend that they are looking at the school resource officer at that particular school because this is the second elementary student he has arrested.
For the record, he is being investigated, only for failing to get approval for the arrests from his watch commander. He is not getting in trouble for arresting kids over nothing, only for not following protocol.
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Old Today, 10:44 AM
 
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And imagine the headlines if the teacher had so much as even just touched this kid:
"School Teacher Suspended for Excessive Force in Restraining 6 Year Old Without Cause: Family Calls for Immediate Criminal Investigation."

Teachers are hamstrung for dealing with disruptive kids. Feel sorry for them.
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Old Today, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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For the record, he is being investigated, only for failing to get approval for the arrests from his watch commander. He is not getting in trouble for arresting kids over nothing, only for not following protocol.
Of course that's the official reason, because the department doesn't have a policy that prohibits the arrest of children.

His not following protocol led to the unorthodox arrest.

Regardless, his bad decision-making is rightfully being investigated.
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Old Today, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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For the record, he is being investigated, only for failing to get approval for the arrests from his watch commander. He is not getting in trouble for arresting kids over nothing, only for not following protocol.
six of one, half dozen of another...Presumably the protocol is there to prevent such a bonehead move. Which is sad when you think about it, that a Cop placed in a school (which is another thing I have a problem with broadly speaking) had to have a rule in place since he couldn't be trusted to make such calls on his own. It would be one thing for a HS Junior, another for a 6 year old.
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And imagine the headlines if the teacher had so much as even just touched this kid:
"School Teacher Suspended for Excessive Force in Restraining 6 Year Old Without Cause: Family Calls for Immediate Criminal Investigation."

Teachers are hamstrung for dealing with disruptive kids. Feel sorry for them.
I disagree. While there is that risk, and no district wants a lawsuit, typically the law provides for removing or even restraining to prevent hurting other kids, or maintaining general order. Typical protocol would be to whisk the kid out of the classroom to calm down, go to the office, etc...Contact the parents if restraint had to be used, etc...

A 6 year old throwing a tantrum and kicking someone, while not "Normal," doesn't quite meet the threshold of being noteworthy to anyone except the teacher, Principal, and Parents.
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Old Today, 11:33 AM
 
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Arresting a 6 yo is ridiculous. However, a 6 yo throwing a tantrum at school is also ridiculous IMO. It's no wonder that teachers leave the profession so often now because they have to deal with so many children who have not been taught to behave. Tantrums in preschool are normal but in first or second grade? Expel her for 2 weeks and hopefully grandma will teach her to behave.
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