Let’s toss this around a little bit. What do you think about it. Here’s the police officers account of things. Also listen to what the parents have to say on the lower left side.
I see this on many different hands. That’s why I wanted to throw it out and see what everyone else thought.
The first hand I see this on is my human side. I just think it’s sad. I think it’s mighty sad that this had to even involve the police and it really makes me wonder what kind of special ed service this school has. I heard them talking about it on The View and first Sherri Shepard said there have been “many times she’s had to control Geoffrey and she hugs him so close he can’t move until he calms down.” Okay, that never happened to me BUT, a male in this day and time isn’t allowed to do this. Can you imagine what the headlines would have been then? Principal hugs child so close the child can’t move. He’d have had a sex headline for sure. He couldn’t have won no matter what.
The other hand I have as a parent who may have a child in that classroom and my child saw this child ripping down bookshelves and throwing all their belonging around and destroying everything in her path. Joy Behar then said “why not remove all the other children from the classroom and leave the kid throw a fit alone?” Alrightythen. It surprises me that she would make that statement being she used to be a teacher. First of all you can’t just leave a child who’s having this severe of a meltdown and why should all the rest of the 20 something children in that classroom have their day disrupted like this for this child who according to the mother was just “having a mood swing and it was just one of her “bad” days.” Can you imagine her in a really bad mood?
The third hand is as an employee in a public school. Parents don’t want us touching a hair on their precious children’s head. The parents run everything now and this is what it’s come to. Things can go from bad to worse in a matter of seconds and sometimes there’s no time to do anything but call 911. I had a fifth grader one day get so mad at lunch that he almost started a food fight and ran out of the building and crawled under a car. His special ed teacher came running but the police had to be called. He wouldn’t budge.
Also, nobody related to this child could be contacted. Those people interviewed said “couldn’t anything else have been done first” but they tried contacting the mother, father, aunt and the emergency contacts but nobody was available so with a “violent juvenile,” the police call is next in line. I’m not sure what they were supposed to do. She’d already knocked down a shelf in the principles office and hurt him.
So when you look at this from all sides, which one are you on?