A six year old girl from Milledgeville, Georgia was placed in handcuffs and taken to a local police station. The staff at Creekside Elementary School deemed it necessary to call police because they could not calm her down. According to her mother, she has mood swings and we all have them. The mother said that she was just having a bad day.
Here is what a bad day looks like for this kid. She pushed two kids, ripped items off of a wall, threw furniture, knocked down a shelf that injured the Principal, bit a door knob, attempted to break a glass frame and was jumping on top of a paper shredder. She pulled away from the police officer and began fighting with him.
As I read article after article and watched videos of her mother, I kept waiting to hear or read one thing. That this child had some sort of disability. Apparently she doesn't, she is just a bad ass and her mother thinks that it's acceptable to be a bad ass! Her mother thinks that she just had a bad day and we all have bad days. Her parents don't believe that she behaved badly enough to warrant the police being involved.
With parents like these, we all should be afraid to send our children to school as well as our family members that work at schools. This child was clearly out of control. Her parents don't seem to think that her bad behavior is a big deal. I think that she needs to be evaluated. The doctors may conclude that she is just a spoiled brat that gets to do whatever she wants to do.
School officials are at a disadvantage because there are specific rules on who and how a child may be subdued. These rules are part of the reason that police are called in on some discipline cases. I will say that I don't think that the child should have been taken to the police station. She should have been handcuffed and left at school until her parents arrived. The handcuffs could have been removed, once she calmed down.
This kind of behavior can not be tolerated and it should be a lesson to the other children.
Tune in on Friday to read about children born out of wedlock.