School Calls Cops on 6-Year-Old Girl with Down Syndrome After Feeling Threatened
The public school system is a joke and a recent incident proves this very thing.
One school district in Pennsylvania actually called the police on a 6-year-old girl with Down Syndrome after she pointed a finger at the teacher and said, “I’ll shoot you.”
The mother of a six-year-old girl with Down syndrome is fuming over the fact her little girl now has a police report on file.
This, after the girl’s mother, Maggie Gaines, tells CBSPhilly that the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District in Chester County overreacted when her daughter pretended to shoot her teacher with her finger.
The classroom incident dates to last November, 6-year-old Margot, a student at Valley Forge Elementary School, made the finger gun shooting gesture that triggered a disciplinary investigation by the school.
The Tredyffrin-Easttown School District called the probe it conducted a “threat assessment” – and told CBSPhilly that its policy mandated local police to be called.
Ultimately, the district’s threat assessment on little Margot concluded nobody was in harm’s way as a result of Margot’s statement and gesture, CBSPhilly reports. The girl’s actions were labeled a “transient threat,” which Gaines explained was an expression of anger.
Now the mother is the one who is angry because her daughter now has a police report on file as a result of the incident.
“I was fine with everything up until calling the police,” Gaines told CBSPhilly. “And I said, ‘You absolutely do not have to call the police. You know, this is ridiculous.’”
The school then released a very carefully crafted PR message to try and minimize damage and attention:
“When an individual parent concern related to our school safety practices was brought to the attention of the District two weeks ago, we agreed to review those practices in the School Board Policy Committee meeting tonight. When developing the current practice, the District worked collaboratively with parents, law enforcement and private safety/mental health agencies and legal consultants to ensure our safety measures reflected considerable input from both our local community and experts in the field of school safety.”
Time for me to give my warning once again. Parents…get your children out of the public school system run by our government.
This is the absurdity of people today and how sissified they have become. A 6-year-old girl with Down Syndrome points a finger and says to the teacher I’ll shoot you, and you take that as a credible threat and actually fear for your life?
Give me a break.
Even Democratic State Senator Andrew Dinniman wrote a letter to the school administration which included the following:
“As a state senator, an educator, and a parent, I am concerned when I hear that such important decisions appear to be guided blindly by written policy or legal interpretation without those in positions of authority using their judgment, experience, and common sense to weigh in.
Furthermore, I am alarmed that a school seems to be acting as an extension of the police department in promulgating data and records on children as young as kindergarteners.”