reply to post by greeneyedleo
The fact that teachers went so far out of their way to get police involved. That is what I'm talking about, I don't disagree with you on the fact
that a disruptive child needs to be taught his/her lesson, but also consider his age, their thought process, so the kid turns of computers and annoys
the teachers, it isn't RIGHT by any means, but 12 year olds have a habit of doing things they know will annoy the heck out of you JUST BECAUSE THEY
Detention, expulsion, suspension, those are considered "societal norms" cause and effect, you do this, and this happens, you do this, or something
else again, something else will happen, almost always the consequences for repeated offenses become harsher.
What I'm getting at, is the teacher actually called the police...that involves dialing 911 and filing it under some sort of emergency. I can
understand if the kid was throwing chairs, using foul language, physically abusing others, but he was doing what all kids do.
Last but not least, this boy might actually have some sort of disability, I haven't read anywhere mentioning this, but a lot of disruptive behavior
can be attributed to ADHD, and while many discredit ADD and ADHD and simple scapegoats, I have seen the difference between a so called
"normal-child" and one who has been diagnosed but is not being treated for ADHD, as well as one who is just outright cruel. Mind you, I'm not using
this as an excuse for his actions, merely another perspective to look from
Either way, I'm not condoning his actions, I'm just saying he's 12, this isn't another Lionel Tate killing his playmate, this is a kid portraying
the classical stereotype of the "class clown" disruptive, unconventional, NON-VIOLENT behavior.
edit-text and junk
[edit on 21-11-2008 by bandaidctrl]