posted on May, 6 2014 @ 01:32 PM
This has had me fired up for some time now, but now, I'm afraid it is putting not just the woman I love at risk but others as well. Some people may
think schools are being too hard on kids for making guns out of pop tarts or fingers and in some cases, perhaps. But # just got real for my
She works as a "behavioral specialist" in a charter school. She is assigned a student we will call "Max". Max is in 6th grade. Her job is to
keep Max on task with his work, keep him from disrupting others, and from hurting himself or others.
So far this year he has been kicked off the bus twice, choked a student (she wasnt there that day), threatened two people with scissors, and cussed
out teachers too many times to count. He has only had one suspension.
In the past two weeks he has become increasingly defiant. Playing first person shooters that he found a way around the security software to play.
His parents were called in and his dad blamed the school for his behavior saying he should have been held back a year. His test scores have regressed
from a fifth grade level to a second grade level because he doesn't have any consequences. Even when he ignores his work for a period and wanders
around on all fours and meow like a cat until the bell rings, then he acts as if nothing happened.
Now we get to yesterday...Max gets special privileges like taking home tests that his classmates must do in the room. Instead of doing the work, he
tore it into little pieces, then tore up his science book. The school has a policy that when that happens, he can stay, but the rest of the class has
to leave the room! The last time about a month ago, they did just that, calls his parents who told them to deal with it. So they did and called the
police. Still, no suspension, nothing. Yesterday, nothing...
But the teacher took away his math work only to find he had drawn stick figures of himself labelled with various guns and about a dozen other stick
figures with names and x's for eyes and bullets flying into them. She emailed it to his mother who said "Sorry about the dirty pictures Max drew".
With the rampant school violence and an obviously disturbed individual who may have access to weapons...shouldn't this be a red flag? People could
be in real danger. It's a charter school, no metal detectors, on duty cop (they have an unarmed crossing guard in the morning and afternoon)...
So yeah. Im ranting. If this were a public school, he would have been expelled by January. But not only is his ass in the seat cash, they also get
bonus money from the government since he has been labelled as ADHD which he can turn on and off like a switch. It's been seen. When does profit
overrule safety? If half of the parents who send their children there KNEW?
Curiously, he was absent today. His reward for drawing killing students and teachers by name, is to get to stay home and play Xbox.
Here is the ironic part, his mom is a "behavioral specialist" at the public school down the street.