So I'm cruising around, and catch this over at Atomic Nerds: 8 Year Old Girl Arrested for "Battery".
What. The. Hell?
I can kinda see some of the Zero Tolerance BS, and I could see the cops being called for a similar situation with a teen. But with a frelling 8 year old?
What kind of teachers can't handle an 8 year old in "fight or flight" without calling the police? I mean, all they had to do was get in the way, there was no need to go "hands on".
And the cops? Booking an 8 year old? Huh?
I suppose it coulda been worse, she coulda been tased.
Folks I have NO higher education. But even I know that, if an attempt to physically restrain a child results in their wigging out, the best thing you can do is back off. You'd think educators (you know: college degree an' all) would have been given that clue.
I'm glad I don't have kids: there would be some "educators" either looking at lawsuits, or hospital stays...