Children meet Intolerance

We all remember when 6 year old Johnny Prevette made headlines by kissing a classmate and was suspended from school....
Our schools have become prisons , students facing zero tolerance rules are punished without any system of checks and balances. Children are handed military like suspensions without trial or aggrievement. school involving the police is not uncommon; in fact it is becoming commonplace to see students being cuffed, abused, and even tasered at schools across the country by overzealous police officers apt to escalate many peaceful situations into violent ones.

Today's Zero tolerance policies make it an everyday occurrence to get "busted in school"

At one public school in Texas, a 12-year-old girl was recently arrested for spraying herself with perfume.

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

Another student 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.

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.

One teenage couple 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.

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.

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

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

A 17-year-old honor student in North Carolina 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.

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.

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.

#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.

# 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.

# 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.”

# 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.

# 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.

# 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 in Florida.

# 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.

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

12/6/97 John Wiley a Mannford Middle School student was suspended
for turning in a bag of marijuana to school officials.

His mother, Lenora, said the boy's trust in school officials has been shattered,
and she worries about how other children will treat her son. "We'll finish this semester.
We still need to talk, and we're still working with an attorney."

Update 12/18/97 The school decided to let John back into school after "new evidence" came to light.
Officials said some other middle schoolers involved in the incident had changed their stories.
The Mannford Middle School Principal said the investigation into the incident was continuing and that some of the other students involved had
begun to paint a different picture of what happened that morning.

John contends that he was offered marijuana by some other students the
morning of Dec. 2. He said he accepted it so that he could turn it in, and when
he did so, he was suspended for possession of an illegal substance.

His appeal of the suspension to the Mannford School Board was denied.

Is it actually possible to be tossed these days for bringing fake drugs to school? It is if your last name is Grass, Adam Grass. The seventh grader with the ironic name was recently suspended from seventh grade at Hickory Middle School in Chesapeake, Va., for bringing a plastic baggie full of oregano to school. Yeah, the Italian spice, not some cool new street slang for marijuana.
The school said the popular pizza topping falls under the heading of an “imitation controlled substance” and is prohibited according to district rules. Grass wasn’t even the one who brought the mock Mary Jane to school, but was caught passing it to another student, landing him a 10-day suspension and possible expulsion.

Feb.28 1997 Honor Student Kamereryan Lueng 8 years old (second grade), brings a family heirloom for show and tell , her grandfathers gold plated pocket watch, the fancy watch had several attachments including a one inch knife blade. She has been suspended from school and will learn at the Redirection Academy for problem students until further notice.

June 16 1997 Scott Louis Sussman was banned from graduation ceremonies at Gilman High School unless he changed his hairstyle... Scott wore his hair in cornrows... School officials said that his hairstyle was extreme and prohibited by school dress code. Scott had worn this style for some time and it never came up until graduation rehearsal, which kind of makes you wonder what or who the problem really was... So Scott took down his hair, then it resembled dregs which are permitted as they are not extreme?

In Fairborn Ohio a thirteen year old was suspended nine days for possessing Midol, her friend 14 got two weeks for distributing them which was seen as more serious than possessing them..

Jan 17 1997 Maryland Student at Anne Arundel Public School given lengthy suspension for carrying a two inch pen knife on his key chain.

March 1996 Maryland High School Honor student Jodie Ulrich suspended for carrying pepper spray on her key ring in Chesapeake High School.

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