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    More and more children being arrested for trivial things...

    More and more children being arrested for trivial things. I have NEVER heard or read about this amount of children having this done to them, being arrested for these trivial things in the past.

    #1 At one public school down in Texas, a 12-year-old girl named Sarah Bustamantes was recently arrested for spraying herself with perfume.

    #2 A 13-year-old student at a school in Albuquerque, New Mexico was recently arrested by police for burping in class.

    #3 Another student down in Albuquerque was forced to strip down to his underwear while five adults watched because he had $200 in his pocket. The student was never formally charged with doing anything wrong.

    #4 A security guard at one school in California broke the arm of a 16-year-old girl because she left some crumbs on the floor after cleaning up some cake that she had spilled.

    #5 One teenage couple down in Houston poured milk on each other during a squabble while they were breaking up. Instead of being sent to see the principal, they were arrested and sent to court.

    #6 In early 2010, a 12-year-old girl at a school in Forest Hills, New York was arrested by police and marched out of her school in handcuffs just because she doodled on her desk. "I love my friends Abby and Faith" was what she reportedly scribbled on her desk.

    #7 A 6-year-old girl down in Florida was handcuffed and sent to a mental facility after throwing temper tantrums at her elementary school.

    #8 One student down in Texas was reportedly arrested by police for throwing paper airplanes in class.

    #9 A 17-year-old honor student in North Carolina named Ashley Smithwick accidentally took her father's lunch with her to school. It contained a small paring knife which he would use to slice up apples. So what happened to this standout student when the school discovered this? The school suspended her for the rest of the year and the police charged her with a misdemeanor.

    #10 In Allentown, Pennsylvania a 14-year-old girl was tasered in the groin area by a school security officer even though she had put up her hands in the air to surrender.

    #11 Down in Florida, an 11-year-old student was arrested, thrown in jail and charged with a third-degree felony for bringing a plastic butter knife to school.

    #12 Back in 2009, an 8-year-old boy in Massachusetts was sent home from school and was forced to undergo a psychological evaluation because he drew a picture of Jesus on the cross.

    #13 A police officer in San Mateo, California blasted a 7-year-old special education student in the face with pepper spray because he would not quit climbing on the furniture.

    #14 In America today, even 5-year-old children are treated brutally by police. The following is from a recent article that described what happened to one very young student in Stockton, California a while back....

    "Earlier this year, a Stockton student was handcuffed with zip ties on his hands and feet, forced to go to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and was charged with battery on a police officer. That student was 5 years old".

    #15 At one school in Connecticut, a 17-year-old boy was thrown to the floor and tasered five times because he was yelling at a cafeteria worker.

    #16 A teenager in suburban Dallas was forced to take on a part-time job after being ticketed for using foul language in one high school classroom. The original ticket was for $340, but additional fees have raised the total bill to $637.

    #17 A few months ago, police were called out when a little girl kissed a little boy during a physical education class at an elementary school down in Florida.

    #18 A 6-year-old boy was recently charged with sexual battery for some "inappropriate touching" during a game of tag at one elementary school in the San Francisco area.

    #19 In Massachusetts, police were recently sent out to collect an overdue library book from a 5-year-old girl.

    HERE ARE THE LINKS FOR THOSE WHO FEEL THIS PAGE MADE ALL THIS UP:

    Texas Student Sarah Bustamantes, 12, Arrested for Spraying Perfume | HispanicallySpeakingNews.com

    Student Arrested for Burping During Class - ABC News

    Check out this video on YouTube:School Guards Break Child's Arm And Arrest Her - YouTube

    The US schools with their own police type=article

    Girl's arrest for doodling raises concerns about zero tolerance - CNN.com

    6-year-old handcuffed at PSL school, sent to mental facility after temper tantrums TCPalm.com

    The US schools with their own police type=article

    Small Knife in Lunchbox Gets N.C. Student Suspended, Charged With Weapon Possession | Fox News

    Zero Tolerance: States Add a Little Common Sense

    Taunton Gazette

    San Mateo pays family of boy pepper-sprayed by cop - SFGate

    Cops Summoned To Florida Elementary School After Girl Kisses Boy In Phys Ed Class | The Smoking Gun

    Hercules Family Battles Sex Assault Claim Against 6-Year-Old CBS San Francisco

    Charlton Library Sends Police To Collect Overdue Books From 5-Year-Old CBS Boston
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    I think the young are being taught to believe that the government is the nanny they can trust to coddle them all their lives... they are also being taught to OBEY!!!.................... or else!

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    I teach in a high school and quite frankly the state government has all but taken any power of discipline away from the schools, and the administration is so afraid of parents that they choose not to discipline in many cases.

    When a child then gets out of hand, there is no recourse. I have seen in 15 years of teaching a small rise in the times that police are called to the school to handle an unruly child. However, this is reserved for the most unruly and has always involved some sort of assault on either a student or faculty member. Not nearly what the OP presented.

    Why the rise? Well, this is the debate. Is it parents not parenting? Is it schools not able to discipline? Is it the entitled wash that is sweeping America? Is it the constant electronic screen in their faces? Is it that schools fear civil suits? Is it that some students don't respond to counseling? Is it certain drugs the students are on to affect mood and behavior? Is it that the students are on illegal drugs?

    Is it all or a combination of the above? That's the million dollar question.

    Facts as I have seen them in my classroom. Nearly all kids are great and will work with you for the most part. Are there a few loose cannons? Yes. What do you do with them? Suspension is what some of them want, since then they can brag they weren't in school. You can talk to them and counsel them all you want until you are blue in the face, but at some point one realizes that talking to them is no longer effective. You talk to their parents and you find immediately why this particular individual is a loose cannon. It's a shame, because one bad apple in a classroom can really ruin the educational experience for the rest of the students. If you expel them, then the school is still responsible for making sure that an education is provided, so schools have what are called alternative educational environments (usually after school and always away from the general student body). Now imagine an educational setting with several of these types of students in one place?
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    This instills fear of authority in the minds of these youngsters. Children are expected to become automatons and not be children. "1984" anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldgrunt View Post
    This instills fear of authority in the minds of these youngsters. Children are expected to become automatons and not be children. "1984" anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolf_fire View Post
    I teach in a high school and quite frankly the state government has all but taken any power of discipline away from the schools, and the administration is so afraid of parents that they choose not to discipline in many cases.

    When a child then gets out of hand, there is no recourse. I have seen in 15 years of teaching a small rise in the times that police are called to the school to handle an unruly child. However, this is reserved for the most unruly and has always involved some sort of assault on either a student or faculty member. Not nearly what the OP presented.

    Why the rise? Well, this is the debate. Is it parents not parenting? Is it schools not able to discipline? Is it the entitled wash that is sweeping America? Is it the constant electronic screen in their faces? Is it that schools fear civil suits? Is it that some students don't respond to counseling? Is it certain drugs the students are on to affect mood and behavior? Is it that the students are on illegal drugs?

    Is it all or a combination of the above? That's the million dollar question.

    Facts as I have seen them in my classroom. Nearly all kids are great and will work with you for the most part. Are there a few loose cannons? Yes. What do you do with them? Suspension is what some of them want, since then they can brag they weren't in school. You can talk to them and counsel them all you want until you are blue in the face, but at some point one realizes that talking to them is no longer effective. You talk to their parents and you find immediately why this particular individual is a loose cannon. It's a shame, because one bad apple in a classroom can really ruin the educational experience for the rest of the students. If you expel them, then the school is still responsible for making sure that an education is provided, so schools have what are called alternative educational environments (usually after school and always away from the general student body). Now imagine an educational setting with several of these types of students in one place?
    First off let me say I feel for you. Teaching is no longer as easy since being unable to discipline children. I think you're right, it's all of the above and/or a combination of them. But teachers' hands are tied. If they can't handle someone, and the administration can't handle someone, their only recourse is to call the police. An alternative education is rarely successful anyway. Kids that didn't behave in regular class don't behave in any other class. Maybe being arrested will scare some of them into behaving. If not, probably nothing else is going to work either.
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    I agree it is a combination of things but to me the primary factor is parents. An example is the case where kids completely trashed the house of ex-nfl player while partying in it. The man found the names of many of the kids through their tweets and facebook posts bragging about it and posted their names on his blog site. Now the parents are suing him for posting the names rather than punishing the kids.

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