reply to post by HomerinNC
I read all three articles and honestly didn't go on a further research before posting my reply to these situations. I do believe these children
really should not have been punished the way they were. Especially the little 3 year old that has to use his sign language as his voice is just wrong
on all levels. That's sign language, and he's 3 for crying out loud.
Making him feel like his name is bad. I could not imagine the anguish his parents are feeling.
Okay I've been pondering wether or not to reply to this thread...I have a little story about what happened to my son. It doesnt involve a gun type
gesture or any gesture at that, but it has to do with a weapon and a pure accident at that.
I would like to share my story here, I wanted to make a thread but I am nervous to do so.
My son brought a pocket knife to school by accident. His dad had given it to him the night before as a little gift I guess because he's a boy and
what little boy wouldn't want a pocket knife.
He's only 7 so I objected at first but then my husband sat down and showed him and taught him the dangers of it, like how he could cut himself and
such, and also you only use it when you absolutely need it.
So here goes, My son put the pocket knife in his jacket pocket the night my husband gave it to him.
The next day, I had no idea it was in his jacket pocket and I put his jacket on him.
My son had forgotten as well, and dint put his hands in his pockets for any reason....so there it stayed.
I got a call from the school that my son had brought a pocket knife to school, and I needed to come get the knife and have a conference with the
principle and my son.
The principle told me that he cried and cried when he was sent to the office, and kept repeating I didn't mean to.
I kinda freaked out. I almost hyperventilated because I don't know I have anxieties anyway and this was a huge thing to happen. Well not huge but
He got a home suspension. Which in this district means I had a conference with my son alone in an office type room, with an oval table in all. It was
a little creepy in there and I had a feeling I was being recorded.
So the reason he didn't get a real suspension is because they pulled up his history at that school and has never once been in trouble.
The principle even told me that she was just going through the motions because that was the rule for weapons.
My son won't wear that jacket to school anymore. And he it is marked on his record that he brought a knife to school by accident.
So i guess it depends on the school and the principle on what displinary action shall be taken.
We live in Northern MS ...