This is based off an actual event in the elementary school I work at.
What would your reaction be and what would you do if you were a first grade teacher and a little boy kept (literally) beating other students and repeatedly told them that his daddy was going to kill them and bury them in the backyard?
This happened at the school I work at. The school only called a parent conference (in which the parent never showed) and sent the boy to the ISS room for 2 days. That's it.
If it were my decision I would have called CPS. That's not normal for a young child to tell other kids their dad will kill them and bury them in the backyard. I'd also call in a psychological evaluation. It's just not right.
WWYD or think?
I would definitely be interested in what was going on at home. He sounds like a safety threat to other students, and the behavior needs to be monitored by a psychologist or someone else.
I would probably do the same thing as you but IDK if CPS would do anything for that.
I agree with you. Anytime he bullies/hits other children his ass would be out of my classroom and in the office to be picked up by his parents. You're a mandated reporter, no? I'd call CPS.
I would also contact CPS, you never know what might be going on at home. That's definitely not normal behavior. I posted a while ago about a boy, also first grade as is my oldest, who threatened to stab my son. His parents were called and spoke to the principal and they moved the boy's seat on the bus but that was all. I wanted him suspended but it didn't happen.
:shock: Oh my!! He definitely needs a psych eval... and some research done on his home life... for sure!
I totally agree. I would definitely be calling CPS if a child said stuff like that. No child that age should see their parent as being capable of killing another person especially a child unless they have been exposed to some extreme violence. If the school wouldn't call CPS I would because I would be worried about the child's safety in their home.
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I would think that something's going on at home with the dad. Maybe he's abusive and has threatened to kill the mom or child and bury them in the backyard too and that's where the boy is getting it from. That's just the first thing my mind jumps to.
The school is obligated to report suspected abuse to the police. That behavior, in my opinion, screams that the child is being abused, or witnessing abuse. I wouldn't think it would be okay for the school to do nothing about reporting that to the appropriate authorities. A parental conference is not the appropriate authorities.
That isn't normal and definitely warrants at least a psych eval. I would say CPS is pretty damn extreme, but hte fact that the parents didn't show to the meeting the school calld is a huge red flag, imo.