19 Crazy Things That School Children Are Being Arrested For in America

Published On October 19, 2012 | By Kate | Articles

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With each passing year, the difference between America’s prisons and America’s public schools becomes smaller and smaller.  As you read the rest of this article, you will be absolutely amazed at some of the crazy things that school children in America are being arrested for.  When I was growing up, I don’t remember a single police officer ever coming to my school.  Discipline was always handled by the teachers and by the principals.  But today, there are schools all over the country that have police officers permanently stationed in the halls.  Many other schools will call out police officers at the drop of a hat.  In the classrooms of America today, if you burp in class, if you spray yourself with perfume or if you doodle on your desk, there is a chance that you will be arrested by the police and hauled out of your school in handcuffs.  Unfortunately, we live in a country where paranoia has become standard operating procedure.  The American people have become convinced that the only way that we can all be “safe” is for this country to be run like a militarized totalitarian police state.  So our public schools are run like prisons and our public school students are treated like prisoners.  The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world by far, and our schools are preparing the next generation to either “do time” in the prison system or to live as good little slaves in the Big Brother prison grid that is being constructed all around us.  But what our schools are not doing is giving these children the critical thinking skills that they need to live as free citizens in a nation that used to be “the land of the free and the home of the brave”.

Of course very few people would deny that the character of American schoolchildren has changed dramatically over the decades.  Back in the 1950s, some of the biggest school discipline problems were gum chewing and hair pulling.  Today, kids bring knives, guns and drugs with them to school.  Gang activity is rampant in many of our schools and in some schools kids are even having sex in the school bathrooms.

So there is definitely a discipline problem in our schools.

But what is going on in many areas of the country is absolutely ridiculous.  For example, in 2010 alone police down in Texas issued an astounding 300,000 tickets to school children.

Yes, if a kid pulls a knife on someone the police should get involved, but teachers and administrators should be able to use some common sense and handle the vast majority of discipline problems that happen themselves.

What you are about to read is absolutely going to amaze you.  The following are 19 really crazy things that school children are being arrested for in America….

#1 At one public school down in Texas, a 12-year-old girl named Sarah Bustamantes was recently arrested for spraying herself with perfume.

#2 A 13-year-old student at a school in Albuquerque, New Mexico was recently arrested by police for burping in class.

#3 Another student down in Albuquerque was forced to strip down to his underwear while five adults watched because he had $200 in his pocket.  The student was never formally charged with doing anything wrong.

#4 A security guard at one school in California broke the arm of a 16-year-old girl because she left some crumbs on the floor after cleaning up some cake that she had spilled.

#5 One teenage couple down in Houston poured milk on each other during a squabble while they were breaking up.  Instead of being sent to see the principal, they were arrested and sent to court.

#6 In early 2010, a 12-year-old girl at a school in Forest Hills, New York was arrested by police and marched out of her school in handcuffsjust because she doodled on her desk. “I love my friends Abby and Faith” was what she reportedly scribbled on her desk.

#7 A 6-year-old girl down in Florida was handcuffed and sent to a mental facility after throwing temper tantrums at her elementary school.

#8 One student down in Texas was reportedly arrested by police for throwing paper airplanes in class.

#9 A 17-year-old honor student in North Carolina named Ashley Smithwick accidentally took her father’s lunch with her to school.  It contained a small paring knife which he would use to slice up apples.  So what happened to this standout student when the school discovered this?  The school suspended her for the rest of the year and the police charged her with a misdemeanor.

#10 In Allentown, Pennsylvania a 14-year-old girl was tasered in the groin area by a school security officer even though she had put up her hands in the air to surrender.

#11 Down in Florida, an 11-year-old student was arrested, thrown in jail and charged with a third-degree felony for bringing a plastic butter knife to school.

#12 Back in 2009, an 8-year-old boy in Massachusetts was sent home from school and was forced to undergo a psychological evaluation because he drew a picture of Jesus on the cross.

#13 A police officer in San Mateo, California blasted a 7-year-old special education student in the face with pepper spray because he would not quit climbing on the furniture.

#14 In America today, even 5-year-old children are treated brutally by police.  The following is from a recent article that described what happened to one very young student in Stockton, California a while back….

Earlier this year, a Stockton student was handcuffed with zip ties on his hands and feet, forced to go to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and was charged with battery on a police officer. That student was 5 years old.

#15 At one school in Connecticut, a 17-year-old boy was thrown to the floor and tasered five times because he was yelling at a cafeteria worker.

#16 A teenager in suburban Dallas was forced to take on a part-time job after being ticketed for using foul language in one high school classroom.  The original ticket was for $340, but additional fees have raised the total bill to $637.

#17 A few months ago, police were called out when a little girl kissed a little boy during a physical education class at an elementary school down in Florida.

#18 A 6-year-old boy was recently charged with sexual battery for some “inappropriate touching” during a game of tag at one elementary school in the San Francisco area.

#19 In Massachusetts, police were recently sent out to collect an overdue library book from a 5-year-old girl.

Unfortunately, what is going on in our schools is a reflection of the broader society as a whole.  Our schools are being turned into prisons because our entire society is being turned into a giant prison.

Our nation is rapidly heading down the toilet, and the children of this nation do not have a bright future to look forward to.

If the police really want to find some criminals, they should start investigating some of the sickos that are in charge of some of these classrooms.

It seems like almost every day now there is a news story about some public school teacher that is involved in some kind of really perverted stuff.

For example, just check out what police down in Los Angeles recently found that one teacher was hiding….

A former Los Angeles elementary school teacher has been arrested for felony molestation of nearly two dozen students, accused of gagging children and putting live cockroaches on some of their faces. Deputies say the crimes were committed on campus.

Sickos who do that kind of stuff to kids should be punished very severely.

America’s schools are changing, and not for the better.

Personally, I went to public schools all my life, but I would not recommend that anyone send their kids to public schools today.  There is just way too much crazy stuff that goes on.

And our kids are learning less than ever in these public schools.  As I have written about previously, many of them are coming out of the system as dumb as a rock.  Instead of teaching our kids how to think critically and examine all sides of an issue, these schools areindoctrinating our kids and pushing particular social and political agendas on them.

There are a few public schools out there that are still good, but the vast majority of them are horrible.  They are not producing the leaders of tomorrow and they are not preparing the next generation with the tools that they need to survive in a complex world.

So is there much hope that our schools can be turned around?  Feel free to leave a comment with your opinion below….

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  • http://yahoo larry

    The school system in AZ just sucks to the max. There is a drop out rate that far surpasses the national rate. I could go on and on about thus school system but it would not do any good.

    I agree with what you have written here Kate 100%

  • Carlos

    And…some people still daydream thinking that there is not police state in the U.S.A.?

  • SFCRetired

    Don’t you understand? This is conditioning the serfs to instant obedience. I am so glad that I am way too old to have children in public schools. I do fear for my grandchildren. Neither the police nor the teachers seem to be overly blessed with common sense.

  • t.

    Kate: You are wrongly focused on the police in the article. You really would be even wrongly focused on the school in these situations. Look to the parents and then honestly to self and your friends for fault.
    In the overly litigious society in which we live, the school and and subsequently the police are forced to act because if they don’t…bring on the lawsuits and lots of taxpayer monies wasted. As example. The girl who acaccidentally brought the pairing knife to school. Accidentally..I hear ya. But that school almost certainly has been forced into a “zero tolerence ” posture. And why that posture? Because someone will sue because their child has to have a pairing knife in her lunch. And then its a very short leap (especially in rural ares) to high caliber guns in cars or trucks as its hunting season. And I can hear that too. But the issue is maturity. Immature high school and middle school kids don’t act or react like adults. High school breakups or petty jjealousies can quickly lead to inappropriate reactions. For proof read no further than your own article and example where the couple was pouring milk on each other.

    Again, I hear ya and I can understand some of the frustrations. But parents aren’t involved with their kids like they used to be. Things such as drugs, gangs, and sex have over run schools…even “private” schools. It is a growing societal problem, a root cause of which is demonstrated on this site, day after day. Greed and love of self, the thoughts that “only my rights matter” has seized society.

    You, as is usual on Cop Block, are blaming the wrong people. Look internally at your own actions, and encourage those that you know to do the same.

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  • Knows Open

    Let’s not exclude anyone in the blame. The schools shouldn’t be full of statist control freaks either.

  • Yankee Fan

    T,

    In some of the stories do look at the parents but take each case individually and ask was police involvement necessary. I do agree with more parental involvement and the fact that dumb ass citizens are litigious as hell and cause school districts to enact such stupid policie. Each case though can be looked at, I think, to really determine if the law was necessary.

  • 2minutes

    @t
    Accidentally….I hear you, too. And what I hear is the typical cop mentality of “you are to blame, no matter what, there are no accidents” applied to a child – common enough in law enforcement these days – while at the same time, I see cops making mistakes all the time – Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is just the latest in a wrong home raid that terrorized the inhabitants of the home and destroyed their property before realizing that they READ THE ADDRESS WRONG – imagine that, a cop read an address wrong. Again. And we are supposed to accept that they made a mistake, it’s no big deal, while at the same time, accept that this student what? Couldn’t have made a mistake, and must be arrested for her crime? So much for your vaunted Mens Rea..

    So, the totality of the circumstances. You seem so concerned with that, so lets look at it here. It seems that this student made a simple error, taking her father’s lunch with her instead of her own.
    She was an honor student, without any prior indication of criminal behavior, yet still she had to be punished? And yet the cops, who, in many instances, do have questionable histories, commit actual crimes, such as assault, or make mistakes, such as wrong home raids, with actual, tangible damages to people and property, don’t have to?
    Looked at objectively, the totality of the circumstances indicate
    that the police, as a group, are held to a lesser standard, and expected to make more errors, than a school child.

    So, logically, accidentally bringing a paring knife to school
    leads to rampant, widespread gun use and abuse? Then, following
    that logic, having handcuffs means they you are a S&M participant? Carrying pepper spray means that you will engage in widespread chemical warfare? Wow, talk about an extremist attitude. I suppose that if you buy a new car, you are automatically going to drag race?
    Or perhaps use it to smuggle drugs? How far do you cops take this if/then fear mongering?

    And wrongly focused on the police? I thought, gleaned from your posts, that the cops had, what was it? oh, yeah, police discretion.
    What happened to that? Do they, or do they not, have discretion in these matters?

  • unclezip

    On #19:

    LEO = tax collector/terrorist
    Peace Officer = hero

  • T

    2: Dude I went back to re-read my post to see what I wrote that could be misunderstood. While I saw nothing, I read your comment again and you still either missed the point…or more likely, just wanted to ignore it. Either way.

    The police in this instances, as with many instances in which we are involved, are simply a medium in which to we are used as a way to get someone to court. The knife thing. Mistake. Ok. Zero tolerance policy for a reason. Ok. The police are just the way that it gets to court. I’m not the judge and its not my place to be involved (or exercise discretion) in that instance as there are far reaching repercussions. If the judge finds that it was an accident, ok . That their job, not mine. You are wanting to ignore the pressures the schools are under. Act and they are wrong. Don’t act and they are wrong. Hence the term, zero tolerance. It takes that out of it. Is it perfect? No. But what is.

    A d your comment a out the police being held to no standards and not held accountable is simple not born out by any sort of measurement. This site shows it over and over that your statement is, at its best, simply a lie.

    But to expand it further about the knife ( in addressing your third paragraph). Your attempt at logic is stupid. That not what I said or meant. Again, zero tolerance. If they let her go, what about the kid who “forgot” he had a folding knife in his backpack from the weekend. Oh, since you forgot, it’s ok. Then the the kid who has one in his pocket. “Billy had the knife in his backpack, and Susie had a knife in her lunch, I should be able to carry one too”. And then here we go. The same goes for any violence or crime. I know of of an 8 year old that was just suspended because she was playing with another little girl on the playground, swinging each other on the monkey bars. This girl pushed the other one more time after being asked to quit. The other cell and broke her arm. The injured girl and her parents asked the school not to suspend her. The school still did, and in the bigger sense rightfully so, as they had an intentional act that injured another, accidentally or not.

    Guy, the more of your comments I read, the more I see that you must live in a very cloistered world. Your naiveness about the world is startling.

    As for the search warrant incident. I agree, inexcusable. But there will be repercussions for those officers and that department. The homeowner will be made whole, and rightfully so. But just be wise you don’t know about any disciplinary cations that are taken, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any.

    Dude, quit believing all of the nonsense that gets spewed around here.

  • dougo

    T urd

  • John Q Public

    T, that’s the problem. Copblockers accept everything on this site at face value, even after its proven to be exaggerated or false. Its sad, really. Copblock has gone from police accountability to fiction and conspiracy theories. It makes no sense, but that’s what it is. Not to mention the juvenile comments of some posters.

  • Ian MacLeod

    I remember when it was different, back in ’61, and I remember only about ’67 when that “zero tolerance” for drugs was first happening. A girl in 5th grade recognized that a young friend was having a really bad – dangerously bad – asthma attack. The child had never had one before and had no idea what was going on. Her friend, however, had an albuterol inhaler. she shared it with her friend, got her to the nurse’s office, and she was taken by ambulance to the hospital. Her friend had saved her life – and she got expelled – not suspended, EXPELLED – for “sharing drugs with another student.” Here just about six years ago, a young eagle scout had been working on his project over the weekend – a memorial for local Oregon veterans. He’d left his pocket knife in his jeans, pulled on the jeans and rushed to school, and when he got there he realized he’d forgotten the pocket knife, with a blade under three inches, was in the pocket. he went to the office and asked them to hold onto it for him so he could pick it up after school. He was suspended for a week. Zero tolerance.

    “Zero tolerance”, “mandatory minimums” – things like that are removing any humanity from people in charge and handing what should be a human decision over to a machine.The law is a machine; it has no soul, no spirit. Only humans have those, and they bring that with them to anything they do, including the Law. These things were done for a reason: to dehumanize American society, forcing it do destroy itself. it was inevitable under those circumstances. We’ve got to restore Common Law, in which if there is no victim, there is no crime. I also have to add that hiring bigots, pedophiles, violent wannabe cops or real cops and all the rest can only turn out badly. This is training children to expect to be bullied and mistreated by cops and anyone else in authority. That has GOT to change!

    Ian

  • Rick

    The machine wants dumb people to grease it’s wheels and to continue the divisions set in place to keep the people down educated people are a threat to the new world order in this age of lunacy. Look out that 5 year old has a stick and his accomplice has a bulging pocket, call for back up while I taze the apparent ringleader of this terrorist threat.
    Drop your lollypop and lay on the ground.

  • t.

    @Ian: OK. Still has nothing to do with the police…or that the police were wrong.
    There are lots of societal and human failings. An unfully lot of those ills can to directly traced back to the era which you referenced. Some think there era changed the nation….for the better, some think for the worse. Its effects are still being seen and felt today. The ultra liberal college and university professors that came / learned in that era are still proliferating those ideas today. Basically the U.S. still breaks down ij to those camps. Did / does it better people and our country or not?

  • Common Sense

    …you don’t fuck with library cops.

  • 2minutes

    @t
    This “Accidentally..I hear ya” came across as sarcastic. if it wasn’t meant that way, well, that’s how it looks.

    The police are just a medium that brings these things to court? But in an earlier post, you were the one that brought up police discretion, I believe when I was questioning why cops don’t ticket cops, except perhaps on rare occasions. You informed me of the police discretion. So, does police discretion exist or not? Does it exist when its convenient, and not when its not? How does it work, exactly?

    As for my comment that the police are held to a lesser standard, well, it keeps getting born out in the various reports of police misconduct. A cop illegally fingers suspects rectums on the street?
    We’ll wait for two years to see if its a pattern (Michael Vagnini). Really? 2 years? For a pattern? Why the hell is a pattern necessary? It’s not for a student accidentally carrying a paring knife to school, but it is for a cop? And 32 colleagues testified against him, which means that the knowledge of this was widespread in the department. Widespread. And went on for 2 years. That is definitely
    a lesser standard. The police simply do not receive the same treatment that a non-officer receives for a crime. Or is it your stance that the police allow everyone to commit their crimes for 2 years, with widespread knowledge, in order to establish a pattern before actually doing something about it?

    So, to expand on the knife, my attempt at logic was your logic. This:
    “And then its a very short leap (especially in rural ares) to high caliber guns in cars or trucks” is a nice example of if/then catastrophic thinking, which is the same logic I used. If it was stupid, then look to yourself for the stupidity. I simply followed your lead. Pot, meet Kettle. Now, as to the kid who “forgot” his
    pocketknife, well, how is it different than the cop who can’t read home numbers? If we don’t criminally charge them for their home invasion, then we have to let everyone who preforms a home invasion go. And here we go. This is your logic again, not mine.

    Repercussions. The repercussions that they receive in house are both negligible and of a lesser degree (read: standard) that a non-officer that acted in a home invasion would receive. If you are not a cop, you get charged. If you are a cop: vague, undefined repercussions. And you call that a higher standard? Will they lose their job? Face criminal charges? Have a record for life? No? then your repercussions are faint indeed.

    And just how do you go about making the homeowner whole? Can you guarantee that you can replace every damaged item? I know that I have several possessions that are invaluable to me, and irreplaceable. How do you fix that? When someone dies, how do you make that whole? How do you restore the sanctuary of the home, once its been destroyed? This is not hyperbole, but a common, and recognized, phenomena. Once invaded, the sense of safety and security is gone. How do you make that whole? remember, these were not criminals, but innocent victims of police stupidity. And now the police are going to fix the problem? Who’s being naive here?

    The more of your comments I read, the more I realize that you will go to any length to excuse police behaviors, no matter how egregious. Don’t ticket a cop? It’s police discretion. Arrest a minor with a knife? There’s no police discretion. look at the totality of the situation, unless it’s inconvenient. Guy has ‘threatening’ body language, that’s aggressive behavior requiring a beating. Cop gives a kid a black eye, it’s a slight injury. With you it’s always severe when a non-cop does it, requiring a severe response, and always minor when a cop does it, requiring at worst some vague ‘repercussions”. And anyone who disagrees with you is naive, or stupid, or both. Because you have all the answers, even if those answers change with the circumstances. Convenient.

    The more cops post crap like that, the more I understand the attitude toward them being posted here. I am not anti-cop, I am anti-abuse, any abuse. Abuse of individuals, abuse of the system,
    any abuse. I don’t think the police should be abused, but I don’t think the police should be excused when they are the abusers, either. And i keep seeing it. From the officers who speed routinely
    to the officers who break the law, either deliberately or not, I see the police, as a whole, receive much less punishment for the same offenses. Ticket fixing schemes, Perks of the job, immunity from prosecution for crimes (such as slamming an innocent man’s head into a wall hard enough to put him into a coma permanently); the cops commit a large number of offenses, and without penalty. But the real problem is that they refuse to see it that way. It’s not a crime, or illegal, if a cop does it. That’s your police discretion at work. or not, depending on whether it exists or not.

    I think you might have hit it on the head, though, with your comment about living in a cloistered world, but you missed your target. You see, it’s the police that live in a cloister, treating everyone else like an outsider, and keeping all the perks to themselves. They view themselves like some kind of modern Knights Templar, bringing the holy cause of law to the uncouth masses. And of course, since they are already anointed, they do not need to be held accountable if they transgress the law, since they are acting within the purview of holy righteousness. Only the sinners can sin, after all. the righteous are, well, righteous, and have transcended such things.

  • Otto Maddox

    Eh.. this is more about school adminstrators and teacher not wanting to do their jobs.

    Sure, the police should probably just say “Do you job. I’m not arresting this kid.” So maybe they get a little shrapnel for going along with it.

    Maybe those should be posted on teacherblock.org?

  • shawn

    @2Min

    Brilliant post. T and others think handing over a wad of tax payer cash makes mistakes go away. But how do you make the trauma of a bad raid go away? Does money help a small child suddenly able to sleep soundly? How about personal dignity? Physical privacy? You can not erase the image of a woman’s body from unwanted eyes. How about the burned girl? How much will she suffer from the cops’ choice of using a flashbang, knowing it can harm? She could be physically scared for life. And when the cop panics and shoot an innocent, well you can’t bring back the dead.

    People sue because most of the time that is the closest to justice we can get. If we’re lucky, the cop is denied imminity and can be financially ruined.

  • BigPoppaAZ

    While I may disagree with need to involve the police in these incidents, and the police hierarchy, as well as individual LEO should use some “COMMON SENSE” as to whether or not they should be involved in these matters, this once again falls on “WE THE PEOPLE”.

    We, citizens of our area, i.e., town, county, state, America, are accountable. We have allowed these incidents to occur, and proliferate. Through inaction. What’s the old adage, “Give ‘em an inch, and they’ll take a mile”. We gave an inch, and have allowed them to take more.

    The only way to ensure change, culpability, and accountability is to act. Through voting, supporting and/or running qualified individuals for School Board, City Council, County Board of Supervisors, etc…

    If you don’t like it, quit bitchin’ and get involved. Whining about jackboot thugs doesn’t bring change. Sites such as CopBlock, etc… bring to light the incidents we need to be aware of.

    Ours is to be aware, and then bring change. I may not agree with the CopBlocker’s on everything, but I see them creating dialogue, civil disobedience, etc.. to bring change and awareness to others.

  • KAZ

    The number 1 reason call police is due to money, it always revolves around money. The school wants the child removed from the school and a teacher or principal can be sued for putting their hands on students. However cops no matter how illegal their actions have immunity from civil suits. The school will never lose out on money by calling the cops. However, if the school simply called the parents first then most of these incidents would never involve police.

  • t.

    Kaz: The reason the incidents happen at all is because “the parents” aren’t involved before hand. That’s why others have to deal with it.

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  • Aaron

    @Kaz: However, if the school simply called the parents first then most of these incidents would never involve police.

    I can’t agree with this, unfortunately. While I hate – absolute hate – crooked cops and authoritarian school administrators, there is one area in which I slightly have to side with them. Time for an anecdote.

    I worked as a substitute teacher for a few months, and it was mostly fun. However, one day – my last day as a sub, it turns out – I had a smart-ass 6th grade punk slide behind my chair – might have been six inches between my chair and the window, so there was no need to be behind me – and take a mock swing at my head; I felt the breeze of his hand. He was just trying to get laughs – I was a class clown, once – but he was lucky the least I did was move him toward the door as we headed toward the principal’s office. Once there, I told him he was lucky that I didn’t press charges of assault on him, and when I left the office, he was in tears. Later that afternoon, I got called back down to the office and the punk’s mother asked me why I shoved her kid. No concern about her kid taking a swing at a teacher; these parents almost never see their kids as anything less than darling little angels. The principal said I handled it wrong – I should’ve called a code, or a lock down, or something, none of which was ever covered in the non-existent training we got before becoming subs. I thought I handled it pretty well, considering that I was one of the wrestling coaches and could’ve taken the kid’s head off without too much trouble, but didn’t. Like I said, it was my last day as a sub.

    Cops need to be held accountable, and use some common sense in dealing with these kids, but parents also need to be held accountable, and take responsibility for the behavior of their kids, and not pawn it off on the teachers, or come back and yell at the teachers when the kids are disciplined. If the kids were disciplined at home, they wouldn’t have to be disciplined in school.

  • KAZ

    @t and Aaron,
    I agree with you 100% that parents are responsible for raising their kids to respect adults and those in charge such as teachers. I was an Army Recruiter and delt with many parents who wanted to shelter their children from us horrible Military Recruiters…. until their kid got in trouble. Then we would get a call asking for help, always getting the same story. “He or She is a good kid but got caught drinking, doing drugs or fighting.” So obviously they weren’t a GOOD kid. By that point we couldn’t help because we could not process anyone for enlistment while there was pending charges. My point is I understand their are some parents who believe their child can do no wrong, however that is no excuse for not calling the parents first.

    My idea of a good solution is to incorporate more cameras into the schools, that way when a parent comes in to defend their little angel, they can see what a little delinquent they are instead. It will also help disolve some of those frivilous civil suits against teachers and schools. The child is the parents responsibilty and if they refuse to come pick up their child, then the school should file a civil suit against the parents. That way the parents aren’t getting punished for what the child did but their own actions or lack there of.

    As for me personally growing up I was way more afraid of the school calling my parents then calling the cops. My kids are being raised the same way.

  • Wow

    You DO realize that the police are doing their jobs in these sitautions, and that if the SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS want to press charges, the police have to make the arrest and let the court handle it. It is not like the police are just running around schools looking for kids to arrest! I agree that most of these arrests are ridiclous, but I mean really people, why are you blaming the cops? Its the schools that are taking ZERO TOLERANCE policies too far, so be outraged at THEM!!!

  • miketeachkc

    I’m a teacher, and I agree that MANY of these events are WAY over the top. There are a few that I, from the inside, do understand. #7, for example, is something that I WOULD expect. I’ve seen little kids just “go nuts” and, because of the liability issues with restraining students, the police have to be called in. For the safety of the student, they would be handcuffed to keep them from hitting something and hurting themself. If the school staff did this, they would likely be sued, and that is a lose/lose situation for the school, and the students. Could I, a grown man, restrain a 6 year old? Of course. Would it be smart to do it in school? Only if I wanted to lose my job. People, if you haven’t had a good, hard look from behind a curtain at what your kids do in school…you might be surprised. I’d rather see the REAL trouble makers receive consequences that meant something, than see the stupid cases like the “Poptart gun”, and the 1″ plastic gun get them. Still, sometimes, what you hear isn’t the whole story.

  • miketeachkc

    Kaz, I’m a teacher. We DO call the parents first. They just don’t do anything, as in THEY DON’T COME IN! If they DO come in, it isn’t unusual that we end up calling the police on them, because THEIR first response is to start yelling, screaming and threatening the school staff.

  • miketeachkc

    Your statement was ok until you said “call the parents”. At that point, you missed out. Calling the parents is an invitation to have THEM come in, defend their child by yelling and making threats (where do you think Junior learned his behavior?) and requiring a 911 call for them. Should the parents be notified? Sure, but the safety of the students and staff COMES FIRST.

  • Richie

    I read lots on here about cops over stepping themselves but lets get to the real issue, bad parenting! School staff hands are tied, and cant do anything to help fix your children’s bad attitudes, You know; “I don’t have to listen to you”, or ” Go BEEP yourself!” The staff are scared to lay a hand on your problem child, you know, like restraining them and then calling you to get down there fast! LAWSUIT! This is why school staff react the way they do to your child related issues. So next time you read in the news about the cops getting involved with the school because a kid was talking about killing Dinos and buying a gun, remember it was your fault. For those of you in denial, take a walk downtown sometime if you can get off the couch or peel yourself from work for a few seconds and look at today’s kids, they dress like gangster wannabees and whores, and the worst part is they act like it too. When a child talks back to you and you do nothing, it teaches them that it is ok to be disrespectful, even once, they will over step themselves when they should have shut up, and end up in jail! like the child that killed a dinosaur and talked back to the police! We the people know that our police will hurt us if we upset them and they know they can! -He grabbed for my weapon…..

  • Randy

    The “legal system” is nothing but a scam used to generate revenue, and the Sheriffs, city police officers and State Troopers are used to feed the evil machine! So what can we do about it? Expose the fraudulent nature of the court system with The Three Magic Questions!! What is the EXACT AMOUNT of fraud that ANYBODY has the right to commit? What is the EXACT AMOUNT of fraud that ANYBODY has an actual obligation to endure? What is the BASIC PREMISE that is being operated off of, in the instant case? Ask ANY lawyer you want to those 3 simple questions, and they will NEVER EVER give you a straight up answer to them!!
    If enough people were educated in the facts that we do not have to participate in a scam if we do not want to, and that the entire legal system is nothing but a scam, then their business model would cease to work anymore!! Prohibition was ended to get an unenforceable law off the books; few juries would convict rum runners anymore because they saw all of the crime and death that prohibition was causing and wanted to put a stop to it. We can put a stop to the crimes the pigs commit against us by refusing to be a part of their scams! We can also cut way down on the number of pigs by refusing to feed them anymore by taking away their revenue streams!

    Randy