“Kindergartner arrested after throwing tantrum”
Just like the Founders and Framers would have wanted!
A kindergartner who threw a tantrum at her small-town Georgia school was taken away in handcuffs, her arms behind her back, in an episode that is firing up the debate over whether teachers and police around the country are overreacting all too often when dealing with disruptive students.
– Wait, this needs to be “debated”? This was a six-year-old girl not brandishing a firearm. Are we really saying we can’t expect our education professionals to control six-year-old girls without the help of trained law enforcement professionals willing to subdue, cuff, and then arrest the little law breaking brats?
Across the country, civil rights advocates and criminal justice experts say, frustrated teachers and principals are calling in the police to deal with even relatively minor disruptions.
Some juvenile authorities say they believe it is happening more often, driven by zero-tolerance policies and an increased police presence on school grounds over the past two decades because of tragedies like the Columbine High massacre in Colorado. Hard numbers to back up the assertion are difficult to come by.
“Kids are being arrested for being kids,” said Shannon Kennedy, a civil rights attorney who is suing the Albuquerque, N.M., school district, where hundreds of kids have been arrested in the past few years for minor offenses — including such things as having cellphones in class, burping, refusing to switch seats and destroying a history book. In 2010, a 14-year-old boy was arrested for inflating a condom in class.
In Georgia, Salecia was accused of tearing items off the walls and throwing books and toys in an outburst Friday at Creekside Elementary in Milledgeville, a city of about 18,000, some 90 miles from Atlanta, police said. Authorities said she also threw a small shelf that struck the principal in the leg, and jumped on a paper shredder and tried to break a glass frame.
Police refused to say what set off the tantrum. The school called police, and when an officer tried to calm the child in the principal’s office, she resisted, authorities said. She then was handcuffed and taken away in a patrol car.
She resisted, did the six-year-old girl. Didn’t recognize the legitimate and ultimate authority of the police to command she stop being a six-year-old girl throwing a tantrum. And so she was naturally handcuffed and taken away in a fucking patrol car.
Naturally. Zero tolerance, you see. If kids aren’t going to act like adults, then we’re going to treat them like adults. Oh, wait –
Baldwin County schools Superintendent Geneva Braziel called the student’s behavior “violent and disruptive.”
“The Milledgeville police department was ultimately called to assist due to safety concerns for the student, other classmates and the school staff,” Braziel said in a statement.
Interim Police Chief Dray Swicord said the department’s policy is to handcuff people when they are taken to the police station, regardless of their age, “for the safety of themselves as well as the officer.” He said the child was restrained with steel cuffs, the only kind the department uses.
He said the girl will not be charged with a crime because she is too young.
Here’s what you do: you fire every last school employee who couldn’t deal with the six-year-old girl’s temper tantrum. Then you mock the police for being giant douches. Then you weep for a country that pretends we need cradle to grave government — and gets exactly what it asks for.
Now, granted, schools have to be careful these days how they handle student behavior lest they face lawsuits from opportunistic attorneys looking to find all sort of “civil rights” violations that they can cash in on; but still: it is clear that we’ve lost our collective minds — and that, just like everything else progressivism has touched, our schools are now little liberal fascist strongholds, where the learning is sub-par but the disciplinary control is truly top notch!