Saturday, March 19, 2005

A good use of officers time?

Math Exercise Ends With Girl's Arrest In St. Petersburg This is the sort of idiocy I expect from government schools. A 5-yr. old throws a tanturm, and ends up cuffed - hands and feet - in the back of a squad car. (I suppose they had to cuff her ankles because she posed such a threat to the officers.) This was all over jelly beans, and a 5-yr old child acting up.

School officials are "sorry," but not so sorry as the mother - sorry she ever sent her child to those idiots. Her child won't be going back to that school.

I don't know whether to laugh or cry about this story. Is it that the school adminstrators are that idiotic, or have we taken away all options from them? No physical punishments are allowed. Do they allow "time out" anymore, or has that been deemed cruel and unusual? Maybe it is that we have made it so that when they cannot control a child, their only option is to call the police. On the other hand, maybe they are just a bunch of idiots, with no sense of proportion.

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