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Originally posted by elevatedone
but don't put the blame on the schools and staff.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A 10-year-old girl was placed in handcuffs and taken to a police station because she took a pair of scissors to her elementary school.
School district officials said the fourth-grade student did not threaten anyone with the 8-inch shears, but violated a rule that considers scissors to be potential weapons.
Administrators said they were following state law when they called police Thursday, and police said they were following department rules when they handcuffed Porsche Brown and took her away in a patrol wagon.
"My daughter cried and cried," said her mother, Rose Jackson. "She had no idea what she did was wrong. I think that was way too harsh."
Police officers decided the girl hadn't committed a crime and let her go.
However, school officials suspended her for five days. Administrators will decide at a hearing whether she may return to class, or be expelled to a special disciplinary school.
I was in no way talking about kids geting suspended. I was talking about kids who are gifted in an area like say Art but lack in say math. ANd becasue they can not do good in math they never get to go to a college that offers them the ability to prusue thier art dreams. Or the fact that they have done poorly in math does not allow them to presue their dream of being an artist because their gardes were low.
Originally posted by Pisky
Its a joke. No wonder schools are churning out kids without basic skills, as well as teaching them that no matter how they act, they'll effectively get rewarded for it.