posted on Nov, 5 2011 @ 02:15 PM
This is just plain sad.
I have read several stories about children who cannot be controlled in a school environment and the parent(s) or guardian(s) have to be called to
intervene, but this is the first I've read where they refused to come get the child.
The girl is obviously seriously troubled and in need of help, but now add abandonment issues to that and you have a monster being born before your
eyes. The abandonment issues are even more deeply ingrained here due to the fact that she's already being taken care of by people who aren't her
biological parents and now she knows that they aren't going to be there for her either.
Since the guardians are responsible for the girl, I think they should be brought up on child abandonment charges or related charges. I feel it's in
the girl's best interest as her providers to at least show up at the school in person to discuss what happened and have, at this point, recommended
that she be hospitalized or something. Anything. Simply hanging up the phone and acting like ostriches is just making matters worse.
Below is the entire article. Not the best reporting since it doesn't say if the guardians were her grandparents or foster parents nor what was done
with the child. I'm assuming juvenile hall. I wonder how long before she's given to (another set of?) foster parents?
DELTONA, Fla. -- An elementary school student was arrested after she became enraged and violent in class on Friday morning, according to
Deputies said a 10-year-old girl kicked a teacher's assistant in the face at Forest Lake Elementary in Deltona.
Authorities were called to the school after the child went into a rage over being put in timeout. Her teacher said she was being disruptive in
Officials said the child overturned a desk, kicked the school employee, then threatened her while pulling her hair.
According to a Sheriff's report, the child became violent again when she was brought into the school's office.
The child's guardians were contacted, but they refused to come to the school. They said they are unable to control her.
So, fellow ATSers, I'm afraid that we're seeing too much of this happening these days with no answers in sight. I'm usually strongly against
medicating children, but this is one of the times where I feel it may be warranted.
It frightens me to think about what becomes of these youngsters when they enter adulthood.