It doesn’t matter what kind of high academic credentials any school may have achieved if that school is actively abusing children out of a misguided sense of political correctness.
In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, more and more elementary and secondary schools throughout the United States are on high alert and have started suspending children, even very young children, for the mere mention of a gun or for making sounds like a gun, or for pointing a finger like a gun, or for biting a pop tart into the shape of a gun, or for talking about “shooting” bubbles from a bubble gun. The word “gun,” and any word or sound associated with guns, has become synonymous with the new deadly catch phrase, “suspended for making terroristic threats.”
The suspension rate nationally has doubled in the last two decades. Doctors, educators, and psychologists are beginning to recognize that schools have abdicated their role as disciplinarians in favor of a politically correct suspension, and most suspensions remain on a child’s record for life!
“Offenses that once warranted in-school punishment--"talking back" or being late--are now often the basis for interrupting students' instruction with suspension or expulsion. . . .” (Source: Treating kids as criminals)
The Zero-tolerance policies of schools that ignore good common sense are leading to what some educators have called the criminalization of youth and the "school-to-prison pipeline."
Imagine if your little five year old girl had a “making terroristic threats” on her lifetime record? Do you think it might effect her future???
Schools deliberately involving law enforcement to have little children arrested for normal age-appropriate behaviors is more than child abuse; it’s criminal!
Parents must understand that what is happening today isn’t an isolated oddity. It’s a growing trend and it’s bound to effect your children. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Get involved now.
Join Save America’s Schools on Facebook and report any school that is abusing our children!
The following is just a small listing of some of the incidents that have happened in the last month. These schools need to be exposed and held accountable:
Park Elementary School, Baltimore, Maryland Boy, 7, suspended for shaping pastry into gun, dad says | Fox News
Cypress Lake High School, Fort Myers, Florida High School Student Disarms Gunman…Gets Suspended ...
Mount Carmel Area Elementary, Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania girl, 5, suspended for talk of 'shooting' a Hello Kitty ...
White Marsh Elementary School, Trappe, Maryland Parents Furious After Boys Suspended For Using Fingers As
Hyannis West Elementary, Hyannis, Massachusetts Lego gun may get Joseph Cardosa suspended from school
Mary Blair Elementary School, Loveland, Colorado Second-grade Loveland student reportedly suspended for imaginary ...
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A group representing pediatricians says disciplining students with out-of-school suspension or expulsion is counterproductive to school goals and should only be used on case by case basis.
The policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that pediatricians familiarize themselves with the policies of their local school districts, and advocate for prevention and alternative strategies. . .
To prevent out-of-school suspensions and expulsions, the pediatricians suggest developing early interventions for preschool children, early identification of children who may have problems in school and clear codes of conduct.
Specifically, they recommend a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support program as a preventive, alternative, tool that teaches proper behavior on a school-wide level and that addresses problems with groups and individual students as well.
The AAP also called on Pediatricians to screen for and recognize behavioral problems in early childhood, to be in communication with the school's nurse or counselor, to be involved with special accommodations for certain students and to be appropriately compensated for their involvement.