A little six year old girl was actually handcuffed, arrested and fingerprinted after throwing a tantrum at school that resulted in her kicking someone. She was charged with battery for kicking a staff member and held at a detention center for the incident. This little girl suffers from sleep apnea and the family has been struggling with getting the proper concoction of medications to help her get through the night. As a result, the kid is tired during the day. Maybe more tired on this day in question.
I give teachers and those working at schools a lot of credit for the crap they deal with; i.e. parents, students and pay issues. However, I do not think any of that justifies calling the police and having a six year old arrested for kicking someone. Yes, the six year old should not be kicking anyone. But let's face it, six year olds are still learning and growing and do not always know what they are doing. Suspend her from school? Sure maybe. Arrest her? I just think that is going beyond what our schools should be doing.
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