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Old 02-18-2010, 11:11 AM
 
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She wasn't "out of control."

She wasn't "throwing things."

She wasn't "punching her pregnant teacher."

She doodled on her desk.

Not profanity. Not slurs against the school or the teacher.

Love for friends.

Better get her to the police station NOW!
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I was just about to post about after reading the last thread. IDK, are teachers and admins purposely trying to humiliate students to get them to act straight? the incident from the last thread is debatable, but in this case, NO ONE WAS BEING HARMED! I guess w/ schools these days, it's better to call the cops, slap on some cuffs, and embarrass the child in front of everyone as she gets hauled off to to the police station rather then send her down to the principal's office and them take care of it. a simple detention where she would have to clean off some desks would have been more effective than traumatizing her in this way. not saying what she did was right, but come on, it's not as if she wrote "death to _insert teacher's name here_! F*ck school!". She wrote something ridiculously cute and innocent. and scenes like this just ruins whatever innocence kids these days have left. So glad I'm not in school anymore, but I'm wondering if stuff like this will keep happening once I have kids. yet another reason to choose homeschooling I guess
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Old 02-18-2010, 03:59 PM
 
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This seems like an incredible waste of taxpayers' money, even aside from the obvious trauma to the child.
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:34 AM
 
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Piggy doesn't have anything better to do than arrest people they know won't attack them. Typical cops are cowards, they never go after real criminals.
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Old 02-26-2010, 10:48 AM
 
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Handcuffing her was wrong... Calling the police was wrong... But she did deface public property..

Maybe we need to go back to the days you got pops for doing what she did.. And her parents should have to pay for a new desk.. They aren't cheap..
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Old 02-26-2010, 03:35 PM
 
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I don't have a clue why some child cruelty charges were not filed.
Abuse of power...plain and simple.
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Old 02-26-2010, 04:02 PM
 
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Drawig on a desk is crimnal mischief in Texas which is a property crime. In all cases the person is handcuffed. If they were not and ran int a street getting runover or soemthig lse like jump out of the prool car then people would wander why she wasn't/ts a policy that has no exceptions when arested juvenile or not.
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