Originally Posted by GAC
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?
And I'm fairly sure if your 6 year old daughter was arrested for throwing a tantrum at school you'd be screaming bloody murder.
It's irrelevant why the kid was throwing a tantrum and it's irrelevant what the situation of the kid was. What is relevant is that this school was so ill-equipped to handle a little girl throwing a fit that they decided that the kid had to be arrested. A school full of adults couldn't figure out how to defuse this kid without resorting to corporal punishment? What's next, the death penalty for running in the halls?
There are many, many kids who are from a bad environment. Maybe that's a reason why she threw the tantrum. But why should that make any difference? You're looking into reasons why the kid threw the tantrum. But the point is that the kid threw a tantrum and was arrested. It doesn't matter if the kid is from the meanest ghetto or the richest subdivision, they are going to throw tantrums. But it doesn't mean they need to be arrested and charged with felonies.