A 6 year old child was arrested for being disruptive at Kindergarten. The child was arrested for diruptive behaviour and was also charged for assaulting her teacher and resisting arrest. (See scanned document below).
“When there is an outburst of violence,” Police Chief Frank Mercurio told a local news station, “we have a duty to protect and make that school a safe environment for the students, staff and faculty. That’s why, at this point, the person was arrested regardless what the age.”
What sort of thoughtless people were involved in this case? Have the teacher or the police lost their minds or do they belong in a drug treatment center? Lets examine this closer.
The police were called to the school because the teacher could not handle a 6 year old girl. Now I think this reflects badly on the teacher involved for 2 reasons;
- She cannot do her job as a Kindergarten teacher. If she cannot cope with 6 year olds having tantrum then she should not be invloved in that field of work. Alternatively she is incompetant and needs further training. Regardless of how bad the tantrum is.
- She called the police to deal with a 6 year old. Where is the chain of command. The senior teacher, the school principle, the parents? Why was this escalated to a code red without going through reasonable channels? Maybe it was but I still see the problem being that the school should be able to handle one upset child even if that one particular teacher could not.
Now for the police. I assume that some will say that they are just doing their job and that they have to respond to any calls or complaints made. I would say that the Police have a duty to common sense that prevails above upholding the law in the strictest possible interpretation.
The Police chief’s statement “duty to protect and make that school a safe environment for the students, staff and faculty” is ridiculous. Was a crying 6 year old girl really a threat to the teachers safety? Grow a brain.
Next to hold accountable is the law. I remember the days when I was a kid you would never misbehave with the Police as they would give you a belt about the ears. Now I see that some Police did abuse this, but I also see that many Police are now impotent to do anything to criminals. Now I am not saying that the Police should have given her one to shut her up but I am saying that the Police often feel impotent and end up just following orders as it is the only thing they can do, even if it is ridiculous.
Lastly to do with the law again. Since when is it wrong for a 6 year old girl to try to run away and hide under a desk when strange men come to take here away?
When I was a kid I was taught not to go anywhere with strangers I did not know. So this child is charged with resisting arrest.
Honestly this has to be one of the stupidest stories that I have ever heard, if this was in a movie people would boo and leave the cinema saying it was too unrealistic.
Wake up America – this is too much.