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19 Insane Ways That Kids Can Be Expelled or Even Arrested

Written by Gary North on February 6, 2012

In my day, 1955-59, you could be paddled by a coach or even the Vice Principal if you were a boy.  I never knew what happened to the girls.

Today, the schools’ authorities are able to do the following.

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With each passing year, the difference between America’s prisons and America’s public schools becomes smaller and smaller.  As you read the rest of this article, you will be absolutely amazed at some of the crazy things that school children in America are being arrested for.

When I was growing up, I don’t remember a single police officer ever coming to my school.  Discipline was always handled by the teachers and by the principals.  But today, there are schools all over the country that have police officers permanently stationed in the halls.  Many other schools will call out police officers at the drop of a hat.  In the classrooms of America today, if you burp in class, if you spray yourself with perfume or if you doodle on your desk, there is a chance that you will be arrested by the police and hauled out of your school in handcuffs. . . .

Of course very few people would deny that the character of American schoolchildren has changed dramatically over the decades.  Back in the 1950s, some of the biggest school discipline problems were gum chewing and hair pulling.  Today, kids bring knives, guns and drugs with them to school.  Gang activity is rampant in many of our schools and in some schools kids are even having sex in the school bathrooms.

So there is definitely a discipline problem in our schools.

But what is going on in many areas of the country is absolutely ridiculous.  For example, in 2010 alone police down in Texas issued an astounding 300,000 tickets to school children.

Yes, if a kid pulls a knife on someone the police should get involved, but teachers and administrators should be able to use some common sense and handle the vast majority of discipline problems that happen themselves.

What you are about to read is absolutely going to amaze you.  The following are 19 really crazy things that school children are being arrested for in America….

#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.

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If you want to read about seven more, click the link.

Then think about home schooling. Think about a better curriculum.

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8 thoughts on “19 Insane Ways That Kids Can Be Expelled or Even Arrested

  1. Donald Vastlik says:

    The only answer is to have school choice and home schooling. Get out of government schools.

  2. Where were the parents? Schools have become a haven for ill manners and discord in classrooms because some teachers were abusive. Rather than disciplinary actions against the teachers, schools took the lesser of two evils and made any form of punishment outlaw. The schools create rules to control the actions of students expecting these same students to obey them. However, most of the rules are stupid and the kids ignore them. When I was in school, you get caught for chewing gum, you stood in the corner, cleaned all the dried gum off the desk, or picked dandilions from the school grounds. You deface school property, you cleaned it up. There were no policemen called to carry you off to jail. Educators overreact and are allowed to do so. As parents, we need to work with the school. How many even bother to read the student handbook? Do you object to some arbitary rule because you don't want to create waves? Have we become so apethic that a game of tag becomes an assult case? Parents need to get involved with their schools. Go before the Board of Education to make changes that are arbitary and unlogical. Challenge them to become more responsible to their duties.

  3. Welcome to the nanny state!! The government ruled out parents child raising, when they edicted no spanking. These children raised without repercussion were then sent to school with other children devoid of taking personal responsibility or fear of reprecussion. The teachers are bound by contract to only provide education, not discipline. The school resource officer (police) has the power to arrest or ticket a student who voilates the laws of school behavior. When the government created inflation that required both parents to work outside the home, futher excaberated the behavior issue and allowed more government intervention in our lives.

  4. glad all my kids are grown. I fell for all the parents that has to send their kids to public schools.
    It's crazy how bad things have gotten. I guess that's what government interference does for you.

  5. When I was a kid, the school and the parents were in cahoots. If I did something wrong at school, they punished me, but before I could get home, my parents knew what I had done, and the punishment I got at home was worse. Kids need absolutes. They need to know that the adults in their lives, both parents and teachers, have the power to make their lives pretty tough if they don't behave. There was a common thread of decency that ran through our lives, at school, in public, and at home, and chidren were taught to live up to it. I learned to respect school, teachers, the American flag, my country, and above all, my parents. Today it's different. Parents often sue teachers and the school without any concern for the rotten behavior of their kids. They say that the school can only teach their kids facts, but they will teach their kids how to behave. However, those same kids are in the classroom longer each day than they are with their parents. And kids are the ones who suffer. They are never taught valuable lessons of public behavior, courtesy, decency, or basic rules of conduct. No wonder our whole society is in such a mess today.

  6. Al Kneuman says:

    I would like to see documentation for these 12 events. I realize zero tolerance policies are insane but these examples seem so rediculous that I need something other than allegations.

  7. What we are witnessing in our institutions (government, education, courts, police) today is the complete abject utter failure of the Baby Boomer (my) generation to pass on a better world to their offspring. This is what happens when recreational drug use becomes affordable and mainstream, as it did for Boomers in the 60's-70's.

    The Boomer generation proves every day how detached from reality it has become: 1 in 4 adult US women take antidepressants, we administer Ritalin (more addictive than cocaine) by the millions to schoolkids….but we adopt a "zero tolerance" policy toward drugs in the classroom.

    Boomers want a complex industrial society with a highly evolved division of labor and cheap consumer goods…but they want to power this civilization with Smart Cars and windmills.

    Boomers have done everything in their demented power to destroy the world of our fathers and grandfathers…but every last man-jack of them want to move to a small-town America with friendly neighbors and family values that doesn't exist anymore.

    To my generation I say: Throw away the hash pipe, dudes and dudettes, and GROW UP!

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