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8yo threatened with expulsion from school over "disturbing d lalalalove [+2! ♥] 2 kids; Gainesville, Florida 2008 posts
2nd Nov

http://www.kpho.com/story/23847600/8-year-old-threated-with-expulsion-for-drawings

please tell me i'm not the only person that finds this pretty freaking ridiculous...

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49015 posts
2nd Nov

they need to get him help not expel him.

. Way, MA, United States 73777 posts
2nd Nov

Beyond ridiculous.

speaktruth2powr 2 kids; Ontario 45005 posts
2nd Nov

Absolutely ridiculous.

The child is obviously highly creative and imaginative, and he is being punished for it.


speaktruth2powr 2 kids; Ontario 45005 posts
2nd Nov

Quoting taking a look at life:
they need to get him help not expel him.



What do you mean, "get him help"?

Sara❥ 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 8621 posts
2nd Nov

It's an overreaction for sure but you can't blame people for being scared with all of the school shootings these days.

lalalalove [+2! ♥] 2 kids; Gainesville, Florida 2008 posts
2nd Nov

i don't see why he would need help. those look like completely normal 8-year-old drawings to me and i found nothing "disturbing" about the journal entry that was referenced either.

. Way, MA, United States 73777 posts
2nd Nov

Quoting lalalalove [bun#2!]:
i don't see why he would need help. those look like completely normal 8-year-old drawings to me and i found nothing "disturbing" about the journal entry that was referenced either.



Agreed. There wasn't anything disturbing about the pictures or anything that should make anyone think there was any threat to the school.

lalalalove [+2! ♥] 2 kids; Gainesville, Florida 2008 posts
2nd Nov

Quoting ¿ ¼ ¿:

Agreed. There wasn't anything disturbing about the pictures or anything that should make anyone think there was any threat to the school.




exactly. a friend of mine sent me this article and i was just blown away. if that were my child i would be absolutely enraged. unfortunately because of that school having the rule about drawings depicting weapons being grounds for expulsion, i don't think there's anything they could even do about it. i think they were smart to withdraw their child, however, so that way he doesn't have an expulsion on his academic record.

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15210 posts
2nd Nov

If he's being threatened with expulsion, I'm guessing there's a lot more to it than that. There is a social worker and psychiatrist at every school, and I'm guessing that they evaluated him and that had something to do with their decision.

Mad Hatter 1 child; ........, .., United States 8286 posts
2nd Nov

Quoting Red Bottom:
If he's being threatened with expulsion, I'm guessing there's a lot more to it than that. There is a social worker and psychiatrist at every school, and I'm guessing that they evaluated him and that had something to do with their decision.



I agree. I can't blame them for being worried with all the school shootings happening lately.

MamaTay[Kennedi] 1 child; Greenville, Texas 3194 posts
2nd Nov

Personally, I find it a little sad. Those do look like a normal 8 year old boys drawings. Shoot, my brother from about 7-9 wore camo EVERYDAY. Played with sticks, pretending they were guns and he was saving the world. All of the pictures he drew had guns or bows and arrows or knives in them. I get why people are scared. But I think its a bit ridiculous to take it that far.
I feel sad mostly for the little boy, who is recieving the message "don't use your imagination, it will get you into trouble"
As a side note, my brother is now going to college before going to police academy.

. Way, MA, United States 73777 posts
2nd Nov

Quoting Red Bottom:
If he's being threatened with expulsion, I'm guessing there's a lot more to it than that. There is a social worker and psychiatrist at every school, and I'm guessing that they evaluated him and that had something to do with their decision.



Like? I doubt it though, "zero tolerance" policies have left no room for common sense.

. Way, MA, United States 73777 posts
2nd Nov

Quoting The Undead Jack Sparrow:

I agree. I can't blame them for being worried with all the school shootings happening lately.



Worried about what though? They're typical drawings.

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15210 posts
2nd Nov

Quoting ¿ ¼ ¿:

Like? I doubt it though, "zero tolerance" policies have left no room for common sense.



Like whatever the psychologist and social workers found by evaluating him. It could be nothing, or it could be something. But they wouldn't decide on explusion without having him evaluated by both first.