Friday, April 06, 2007

Talk about a severe OVERREACTION!

(CBS) NEW YORK In this day and age where young students are frequently charged for serious school offenses such as possessing weapons, dealing drugs, or assaulting other students on school property, one Brooklyn teen's arrest may come as a surprise. A 13-year-old girl was handcuffed and placed under arrest in front of her classmates in Dyker Heights after she wrote "Okay" on her desk.

The "suspect," Chelsea Fraser, says she's sorry for scribbling the word on her desk, but both she and her mother are shocked at the punishment.

"I'm appalled, because here we have rapists, murderers, and you're taking a 13-year-old kid? Wasting valuable manpower to arrest a child who wrote on a desk?" Fraser's mother Diana Silva told CBS 2.

Police confirm that that's exactly what's written on her arrest record and for the crime, she's been charged with criminal mischief and the making of graffiti. Fraser says the day she marked her desk, she was wrongly grouped together with troublemakers who had plastered stickers all over the classroom.

Fraser was arrested at the Dyker Heights Intermediate School on March 30 along with three other male students. She says she was made to empty her pockets and take off her belt. Then she was handcuffed and led out of the school in front of her classmates and placed in the back of a police car.

For writing on the desk?
Sounds pretty stupid to me.
Is there also a three strikes rule for this?
What charges were brought against her? Vandalism?
You know what kind of backlog the system would have if they did this crap all the time? I remember back in the day when they would just make you clean EVERY SINGLE DESK IN THE CLASS. It sucked. And I been there and done that. But to get arrested for it? This principle needs to get his/her head examined. And the arresting officers should have not arrested these kids either. This is hardly a serious enough offense to have them arrest kids for it.

1 comment:

LRO said...

i agree, for pete's sake! schools have gotten out of control with this stupidity!
How about making sure the bullies aren't beating up kids and smoking in the bathroom!!