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Boy, 12, Busted Over Spilled Milk Incident

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posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 11:21 AM

APRIL 15--A 12-year-old boy was handcuffed and arrested by police when he scuffled with an officer after refusing to clean up spilled milk in the cafeteria of his Indiana middle school.

After a school resource officer approached the student and asked him to clean up the milk, the boy said, “This is crap, I’m not doing it.” He then got up, emptied his tray into the trash, and began to leave the cafeteria. The officer instructed the boy to return to his seat and wait further instructions from the school administrator.

When the student became “increasingly agitated,” the officer grabbed the student by the arm and “began to perform an educational escort.” The boy then broke free, and ran around the cafeteria and a hallway before being tackled by the officer, who handcuffed the five-foot, 100-pound student.

I don't think the boy even caused the mess, he was just in the proximity.

Attitude of school "resource" officer: YOU WILL SUBMIT SLAVE!

Read the report. "I observed that he was not being compliant." BAM! YOUR GOING TO JAIL PUNK!
edit on 4/17/2011 by ararisq because: Fixed link.

posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 11:23 AM
The officer was only doing his job. The young child acting immature wouldn't clean up his mess. How many other people have gotten in trouble for not picking up after themselves? I'll wait!

posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 11:30 AM
reply to post by ararisq

I have no problem with this. The schools are unable to provide any physical restraints against a kid without incurring serious risk of legal action. The kid is not old enough where they can simply let him leave the school. Placing him in handcuffs (and leg restraints if necessary) until he can be dealt with is reasonable.

If parents want to raise their children to be have with absolutely no self control and not understand how to govern their emotions, they should expect that their kids will be treated in such a manner. It does not matter whether or not the kid did it. He could have calmly dealt with the situation and if he did, what was the big deal? If he did not do it and they thought he did and asked him to clean it up, so what?

The kid has no life skills and that is not the school's fault.

posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 11:34 AM
Talk about crying over spilled milk ...

posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 11:47 AM

“This is crap, I’m not doing it.”

Seems to me, that kid needs a swift kick in the backside. The OP states that you think the kid didn't spill it?
I don't think it can be determined, I could argue ,the guard saw the kid drop the milk. I see no problem with the guard asking the kid to clean up his mess and take responsibility for his actions.
My 8yr old daughter knows better and cleans up after herself. that is how I taught her.
You plant corn, you get corn, parents can take the blame for most of their childrens rude behaviors and percieved entitled status.

posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 11:51 AM
reply to post by ararisq

Comply or die, the new mind set is being pushed on the young because they are the adults of the future and are being programed to accept the society our elite have planned to bring about, the good times are over.

posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 11:55 AM
Too many rules in schools to teach our youth but feel free to detain them.

People have lost all touch with reality.

The us and them, separatist movement needs to stop.

posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 12:02 PM
People you can think this was justified all you want but the simple fact of the matter is that because a "resource" officer had his feelings hurt that he has filed a Juvenile Fact Information Sheet on 2 charges of "Resisting Law Enforcement" and has filed them with the Juvenile Probation Department for review. This kid is now facing Juvenile Detention over being forced to clean up someone else's spilled milk. Add one more to the legal system. You are free to argue that this is fine and take some pleasure in knowing one more kid is being trained in to obedience but know that its coming for you one day - maybe you'll be jogging too fast or too slow on the sidewalk, denounce the wrong politician in ear shot of one of his enforcers, or just vote for the wrong candidate but its coming for you.

posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 12:08 PM
Well, hate to say it but I don't think the officer did anything wrong. Seems like the kid was being difficult and tried to get away from cleaning up after himself - if he is the one that caused the mess. If we can't teach accountability in elementary schools, how do we expect to have accountability in politics or financing. It starts with the young.

Then again, this was handled poorly, in a way. I'd have followed the kid to the class if that's where he was going and then taken the kid to the principal. Parents would have been called, and when they have to leave their work to come pick up their troublemaker, trust me, the next time the kid would think twice about being a terd.

It just sucks a trained officer, probably paid well, has to be cuffing children instead of doing something worth his time and money.


posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 12:18 PM
What I want to know, is why there was an officer in the school canteen?

Obviously it's a massive over reaction, for spilling some milk. It's spilt milk, he hasn't glassed anyone in the face. He's a kid fer crying out loud. If I got arrested everytime I back chatted/walked away from a teacher giving me the hair dryer at school. I'd still be in prison now, 20 years on.

posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 12:40 PM
reply to post by ararisq

When I was a kid in school,if I got in trouble at
school,I got in trouble at home.
Bottom line...if the kid spilt the milk,he should have
cleaned it up.Maybe he needs to work in the schools
cafeteria for a week,that should teach him a lesson.

posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 12:51 PM
reply to post by Acidtastic

What is an over reaction is that when a kid acts like a wild animal in school and the school personnel attempt to restrain him and put their hands on them they get sued.

What is an under reaction is when a kid behaves like a wild animal and they don't press charges or simply let him back in school with "kids will be kids" nonsense.

When you have a model where the they are relatively prevented from kicking kids out of school and are subject to civil and in some cases criminal action when defending themselves are acting in a way to ensure the safety of the other kids, handcuffs is a natural progression. Perhaps a rubber room is a better option.

Extreme? Perhaps. My friend's daughter was teaching in Memphis and a 13 year old girl walked up and punched her in the face. What happened? Two days later she was back in class. Two day suspension when the kid should have been arrested. You have extremes on one end and you will get them on the other.

I bet this kid's parents are real gems.

posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 04:35 PM
reply to post by ararisq

Not cleaning up milk does NOT buy you a ticket to juvie! I don't care if the kids had bad manners, refused to clean it (even if it was his mess or not), it is completely unnecessary to ARREST a child and charge him! There are other ways to go about it; ways in which the officer did not even need to get involved. After school detention, meeting with parents, whatever it takes. The LAST thing this kid needs is to go to juvie over MILK! Are you kidding me? Statistics already show that once a kid enters the juvenile detention circuit he has a higher chance of going back for another incident! Good grief, this is pathetic...Fight the system!

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