Originally Posted by Chip R
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?
And I'm sure if your kid got injured by some other kid who had repeated issues that you'd be screaming bloody murder that harsher steps should have been taken to deal with this child during previous incidents.
Where do you get the idea that the death penalty is going to be used for culprits caught running the halls based on this? Are you so sure of your stance that you have to resort to as bad as it gets exaggerations?
Perhaps you should criticize the police who could have handled this differently. Schools call the cops a lot more often that you think. Cuffing her and taking her downtown IS excessive. But all I see here is complaints about how incompetent the school and the teachers are. They called public safety officers because they had a public safety issue.
I don't see what the school did wrong.