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Originally posted by ModernAcademia
I don't know what to say about this
This is severe paranoia, I never seen anything like this before
Is it just me or are schools becoming the enemy lately?
Not all schools of course but still, way too many it seems.
From spying on kids even while at home to calling autistic children that draws terroists.
Originally posted by Unity_99
Originally posted by Tragic
I'm sorry to say that a 3rd grader (by his mentality stated) knows that they shouldn't draw a picture of himself shooting his teacher.
I will say though that maybe he didn't understand what happens when the trigger is pulled?
I have a cousin, who's son has autism. I know that he's really smart but there are simple things that just don't make any sense at all to him.
They need to do some homework on Autism and then make their decisions.
But facing terrorist charges? Are you F'in kidding me?!
It's a drawing, not a real gun!
Crikey, these people need to get a grip.
[edit on 14-5-2010 by Tragic]
This quote shows absolute ignorance of children, or anyone, handicapped or non-handicapped. That drawing = art therapy, releasing stress, problems and worries.
For example there are therapists, if you've been a victim of rape, abusive relationships, or any number of abuses that cause RAGE, who will tell you many ways to discharge rage, for it causes extreme physical and emotional consequences including but not limited to depression, changes in personality, coldness, illnesses, including cancer.
One way is to take a bat, and hit an old mattress repeatedly, screaming enraged swear words at the person who harmed you. This in addition to journal writing leading to metaphysics and forgiveness can work wonders, and can take a person short cut through years of abuse counseling, like coming out the other side in maybe 4-6 months.
Its not pretty.
Children, and teenagers who have problems with communications, either handicapped or special have a great deal of frustrations, inner turmoil, and rage! With the kind of teachers we have here in canada, that picutre would be like a breathrough, a way to understand that he was experiencing great frustrations, and anger over not being heard.
For autistic children, light, sound and stimulis can be an overload.
This is OUTRAGEOUS!
You inherit Facism by ALLOWING it. There are consequences to action, or disaction.
This would be a moment for large numbers of parents to literally storm the school, the sheriff's office and local leaders office and not budge, leave until they BACK DOWN.
Rather live in a state of constant revolution than allow the leaders the happy happy joy joy of a peaceful group of slaves. Take that expectation away and get with freeing your country.
Never let any issues slip under the rug.
Originally posted by Maxmars
Seriously though, how can you CHARGE an autistic child with anything over a drawing? The most incompetent DA must know this will end up in family court!
A fourteen-year-old autistic boy is facing terrorist charges after a sketch he made in school.
Officials at Ridgeview Charter School say the student will face a tribunal and is being charged with making terrorist threats.
So the kid was mad at his teacher and expressed that anger in a drawing...,
What the hell kind of teacher can't cope with this?
This is a non-issue being inflated to level of "news" to ensure that governance by fear continues unabated... pathetic!
Originally posted by Miracle Man
reply to post by Mudman21
Not every school system does this and you don't know if that is the case here.
Originally posted by rcwj1975
Something doesn't make sense. I heard about this, since its a few minutes from me and what is odd is MOM is claiming he has the capacity of a third grader, yet he is in a standard 8th grade class???? How is that, how is he able to mentally complete his work and assignments if he truly is that handicapped, yet not understand his drawing?
He is also being charged with terroristic threats, NOT terrorist threats....HUGE difference.
Bottom line is we have kids showing up at schools these days killing other kids and teachers...should this be addressed, YES! Autism is a sad thing and I feel for this family and boy, but I never knew autism as an excuse to draw pictures of killing your teacher....last I heard autism causes kids to repeat things, restrict interaction, and body movement, NOT cause for drawings like this.
EDIT TO ADD: And when I say it should be addressed, I don't mean arrested...I mean the parents and school should take all measures to get him help. Talk to him, find out whats going on, etc....he doesn't need to be charged...I agree, but does need to be made aware of what he did isn't smart and why.
[edit on 5/14/2010 by rcwj1975]
Originally posted by ickylevel
The worst about this story is that some people thinks what he did was "bad". Even if they admit the label "terrorist" is too much the PTB still managed to make them accept that you can't draw what you want.
Originally posted by Maxmars
reply to post by americandingbat
You raise a valid point, and I may be assuming too much regarding the story.
I suppose its just a knee-jerk reaction to the word 'charge' but in conjunction with the legal term 'terrorist' I hope I can be forgiven the possible overreaction.
Originally posted by Mudman21
FOX News Atlanta
Fox news Atlanta now has an article on this.
According to the article, the child is being charged with committing Terroristic threats, a felony.
Still, I can't imagine the teacher being so fearful of the student that it comes to bringing so many resources to bear... It must be the 'good old days' in my memories influencing what I believe should be the proper way to confront such behavior in students.