School shooting rage starts early

September 13th, 2019 by Ken

The student was disruptive in the classroom.  He yelled, screamed, threw things, turned over desks and threaten further violence.  The school teacher stood there, unable to do anything at all.

It’s not that he didn’t want to.  It’s that school policy forbid him to interfere.  He couldn’t be sent out of the room because that would imply to the student that he wasn’t wanted.  The teacher, of course, couldn’t touch him in any way.  Not even to protect the classroom.

The teacher had to call the office and have someone come and take charge of the situation.  After the student was confronted and calmed down, he was admitted back into the classroom.

In a short time, it happened again.  This time with a little more violence.  Again the teacher had to stand aside and wait until someone came from the office.  And, again the student was re-admitted. The student could not be kicked out of school

The child was in First Grade.

In a new book about the Parkland School shooting, it was pointed out that the shooter had been having similar problems of control all of his life.  From the time he was in elementary school, through middle school and into high school, the shooter was continually disruptive and often threatened violence.  The paperwork on his life ran into hundreds of pages.

And yet, the school district was unable to do anything about it.  The shooter later killed several students. 

The above story, with the First Grader, actually happened in the North Thurston school district at one of the district’s elementary schools.

New school district policies weighs strongly on the rights of the disruptive student and gives little regards to the safety of others in the classroom.

I’m not saying that this First Grader will turn out to be a school shooter.  It’s just that the need of society trumps the individual rights in our school classrooms.  The school district should take a second look at its policies.

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