Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
I was never struck by parents. Not once.
I have two advanced degrees, a career I love, a beautiful wife, and two beautiful daughters.
And no one said there aren't/weren't exceptions. Or that if EVERYONE isn't out there spanking their kids they aren't very good parents, or that these kids are going to grow up int a life of crime. Just like its not true that people who spank a child are uninformed or abusive parents. My older sister never got spanked either. But then, she was always a goodie two-shoes too.
We can spend all day sighting examples, while also extremes, in both cases.
What stood out to me in this situation, and IMHO, really revealed a lot about this Mother, was when she started screaming about her child's "rights" being violated? What rights would that be Mom? The right to throw a violent temper tantrum, disrupt class, and physically attack others?
I have yet to hear any explanation as to WHY she was having this violent tantrum??
They did right in isolating her. They then should have called the parent(s) and told them that they have a serious situation and one (or both) of you need to come to school. They then need to privately inform any parent. Whatever the "root" problem may be, parents need to be held accountable, and schools should not tolerate such behavior. And parents need to be told this.
But if the parents shirk that responsibility, then what is the school then suppose to do when a child behaves this way, and that behavior is repetitive while at school? Keep sending the kid home? Does the school have the right to then involve outside agencies/insitutions (not necessarily police) in order to help this child/family?
How far are school allowed to go without it being an invasion of privacy?